But the Scarecrow told her about everything, and turning to the dignified little Mouse, he said:
One end of a string was tied around the neck of each mouse and the other end to the truck.
'Topoff!' echoed the Mouse, 'it is indeed a wonderful and curious name.
She said to the Mouse, 'You must again be kind enough to look after the house alone, for I have been asked a second time to stand godmother, and as this child has a white ring round its neck, I cannot refuse.'
THE Mouse watches Miss Moppet from the top of the cupboard.
AND then all of a sudden --Miss Moppet jumps upon the Mouse!
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.' 'Yes,' answered the cat, 'you will enjoy it as much as you would enjoy sticking that dainty tongue of yours out of the window.' They set out on their way, but when they arrived, the pot of fat certainly was still in its place, but it was empty.
`Perhaps it doesn't understand English,' thought Alice; `I daresay it's a French mouse
, come over with William the Conqueror.' (For, with all her knowledge of history, Alice had no very clear notion how long ago anything had happened.) So she began again: `Ou est ma chatte?' which was the first sentence in her French lesson-book.
But the grey Field Mouse
walked straight through it, and the others did the same, the wall melting into mist as they passed it.
147-159) `Friends, I killed no Mouse
, nor did I see one perishing.
"It is dreadfully cold," said the Mouse
. "But for that, it would be delightful here, old Fir, wouldn't it?"