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PLATE XXVI The Prong-tailed Cat

PLATE XXVI  The Prong-tailed Cat

PLATE XXVI The Prong-tailed Cat

Violet’s forked tail was the envy of both the rabbit and the gerbil. It had earned her the number one spot on the blancmange trampling team. But she was secretly quite embarrassed. What she wouldn’t give for a puff or a separated appendage!

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PLATE XXII Teatime at Mafeking

PLATE XXII Teatime at Mafeking

PLATE XXII Teatime at Mafeking

Hugh’s grandfather (even after he had been badly wounded) always found that a good cuppa made the seige more bearable, wild animals and native emissaries notwithstanding. It was all over by the middle of May in any case.

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PLATE XXI The Grateful Dog

PLATE XXI  The Grateful Dog

PLATE XXI The Grateful Dog

Gelatinous cranberry sauce or pork chop the dog was always so grateful. The cat, on the other hand, was more focused on capture. Rosemary thought the puppy cute, but had to admit that in the game of life she had to respect the cat more.

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PLATE XX The Red and Black Milonga

PLATE XX  The Red and Black Milonga

PLATE XX The Red and Black Milonga

It was just as Hugh had feared. Everyone appeared so completely au fait. He felt about as relevant as a blue cat. He would need a lot more encouragement before he could give this kind of thing a go.

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