One end of a string was tied around the neck of each mouse
and the other end to the truck.
The kind Mouse agreed, but the Cat slunk under the town wall to the church, and ate up half of the pot of fat.
repeated the Mouse, 'they are such curious names; they make me very thoughtful.
The Mouse had a good cleaning out while the Cat was gone, and made the house tidy; but the greedy Cat ate the fat every bit up.
AND because the Mouse
has teased Miss Moppet --Miss Moppet thinks she will tease the Mouse
; which is not at all nice of Miss Moppet.
From this time forth no one invited the cat to be godmother, but when the winter had come and there was no longer anything to be found outside, the mouse
thought of their provision, and said: 'Come, cat, we will go to our pot of fat which we have stored up for ourselves--we shall enjoy that.
The Mouse looked at her rather inquisitively, and seemed to her to wink with one of its little eyes, but it said nothing.
The Mouse gave a sudden leap out of the water, and seemed to quiver all over with fright.
cried Alice again, for this time the Mouse was bristling all over, and she felt certain it must be really offended.
But the grey Field Mouse
walked straight through it, and the others did the same, the wall melting into mist as they passed it.
But the Mouse, so deserted, at once fell on his back, in the water.
Let us all gird on our armour and take our stand on the very brink of the lake, where the ground breaks down sheer: then when they come out and charge upon us, let each seize by the crest the Mouse who attacks him, and cast them with their helmets into the lake; for so we shall drown these dry-hobs (2) in the water, and merrily set up here a trophy of victory over the slaughtered Mice.