I have fur as soft and shiny as silk, and green eyes. I can see in the dark.

I once belonged to a music teacher who loved me, but she did not love me enough to let me go and live with Koma, the cat I adore.

Now Koma and I have been separated for a long time, and I reside with a princess whose music is so beautiful that a serpent has fallen in love with her. He pesters her at night.

I know his suffering.

I also know that it will be up to me to put him out of it.

Gon the Cat in The Cat’s Elopement, Pink Fairy Book. Picture by Cornelis de Visscher.

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