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PART I - CHAPTER II
DANGLING THE APPLE


Lettie, however, paid small attention to my eloquence. She pushed aside an elder-bush, which graciously showered down upon her myriad crumbs from its flowers like slices of bread, and bathed her in a medicinal scent. I followed her taking my dose, and was startled to hear her sudden, 'Oh, Cyril!'
On the bank before us lay a black cat, both hind-paws torn and bloody in a trap. It had no doubt been bounding forward after its prey when it was caught. It was gaunt and wild; no wonder it frightened the poor lapwings into cheeping hysteria. It glared at us fiercely, growling low.
'How cruel-oh, how cruel!' cried I,ettie, shuddering.
I wrapped my cap and Lettie's scarf over my hands and bent to open the trap. The cat struck with her teeth, tearing the cloth convulsively. When it was free, it sprang away with one bound, and fell panting, watching us.
I wrapped the creature in my jacket, and picked her up, murmuring :
Poor Mrs. Nickie Ben-we always prophesied it of you.'
'What will you do with it?' asked Lettie.
'It is one of the Strelley Mill cats,' said I, 'and so I'll take her home.'
The poor animal moved and murmured as I carried her, but we brought her home. They stared, on seeing me enter the kitchen coatless, carrying a strange bundle, while Lettie followed me.
` I have brought poor Mrs. Nickie Ben,' said I, unfolding my burden.
`Oh, what a shame!' cried Emily, putting out her hand to touch the cat, but drawing quickly back, like the pewits.
'This is how they all go,' said the mother.
' I wish keepers had to sit two or three days with their bare ankles in a trap,' said Mollie in vindictive tones.
We laid the poor brute on the rug, and gave it warm milk. It drank very little, being too feeble; Mollie, full of anger, fetched Mr. Nickie Ben, another fine black cat, to survey his crippled mate. Mr. Nickie Ben looked, shrugged his sleek shoulders, and walked away with high steps. There was a general feminine outcry on masculine callousness.
George came in for hot water. He exclaimed in surprise on seeing us, and his eyes became animated.

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