Mr. Samson Cat

Fox

“Once upon a time a cat came running out of a certain village, and a fox came running out of a certain forest, and they met. ‘How do you do?’ said the fox. ‘How do you do?’ said the cat. ‘What’s your name?’ said the fox. ‘Mr. Samson Cat, and what’s yours?’ ‘They call me Widow Fox.’ ‘Let’s live together,’ said the cat. ‘Very well,’ said the fox. And so they settled down in the Widow Fox’s cottage.”

— Illustration by Valery Vilyamovich Carrick (1869-1943) for his “Mr. Samson Cat” in The New Junior Classics: Fairy Tales and Fables (1949)

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