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The Mice in Council Once upon a time all the Mice met together in Council, and discussed the best means of securing themselves against the attacks of the cat.

After several suggestions had been debated, a Mouse of some standing and experience got up and said, “I think I have hit upon a plan which will ensure our safety in the future, provided you approve and carry it out. It is that we should fasten a bell round the neck of our enemy the cat, which will by its tinkling warn us of her approach.”


This proposal was warmly applauded, and it had been already decided to adopt it. But an old Mouse got upon his feet and said, “I agree with you all that the plan before us is an admirable one but may I ask  who is going to bell the cat?”

Who will Bell the Cat

Once there lived a rich man. His house was infested with rats. The house became like the house of Hamelin. There were rats everywhere.

They made a hole here and there. Again, they used to tore papers, clothes, etc. They always made noise and the members of the house could not sleep.

So one day, the housemaster brought a cat to kill the rats. The cat began to kill the rats everyday.


The rats became very afraid of the cat. They were helpless and could not move freely. So, they arranged a meeting. They talked about the problems but could not find out any good solution. They became disappointed.

At last, a little rat stood up and said, “if we tie a bell on the neck of the rat, we would know its presence and save ourselves by running away.” All the rats became very happy. This proposal was warmly accepted and it had been decided to execute the plan.

Suddenly, an old and wise rat said, “The idea is very good. But who will bell the cat?” Hearing it, all the rats became silent again.

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