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A Night Out

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Author: Edward Peple
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,909 / 12 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 352 5544

A cat story.

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wealth or art, Ash-Can Sam existed for a finish fight alone. At the present speaking he came swaggering around a corner, and paused in astonishment at the sight of a stranger sitting in the middle of the street. The insolence of it! It was past belief!

"Oh, please, Mr. Bo!" wailed Lizzie, wringing her paws as she perched upon the roof. "Do hurry while youse has got de chanst! He'll rip you somethin' terrible! For my sake, dearie, won't you slope?"

"No, not upon your life!" called Omar Ben gravely. "I will not demean myself by retreating from any cat alive."

This statement was fat with brave audacity, but lean in the matter of discretion; so Pete leaned down with one last friendly whisper of appeal:

"W'y, you chowder-headed ass, he'll make yer look like a moth-et flannel shirt! Beat it!"

The patrician declined to "beat it," and Ash-Can Sam edged a little closer, wearing a dissolute, wicked leer of joy. He circled slowly round the stranger cat, eying

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
Lisa Carr

The purebred Persian cat of a Wall Street shyster meets an alley cat who shows him the streets. A fairly funny account from the cats' point of view. The characters of the cats are well-done. You won't learn any secrets to human existence, but it's entertaining.

Leah A. Zeldes

Mildly humorous short story about the night a pampered pet Persian met an alley cat.



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