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The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Dick Whittington’s Cat

My master, Mr. Whittington (I wouldn’t think of calling him Dick) is badly abused by the cook. After living my whole life on the street, I have never met such an ill-natured hussy as that woman. When she’s not basting or roasting, she’s beating Mr. Whittington senseless.

He bought me for a penny to take care of the rats and mice in the garret. Needless to say, I am very well fed. He hides me in a safe niche, and treats me as if I were the world’s greatest treasure—which, I intend to prove, I am.

Dick Whittington’s Cat in The History of Dick Whittington, Blue Fairy Book