Mary and Lucy had each a nice doll, and they took care of them. One day Tom called them to play at ball, and they ran away to play, and left the two dolls on a chair. By and by the cat came in the room, and pulled the dolls to pieces, thinking I dare say, that it was fine fun to tear them to bits, and scamper round the room with poor dolly’s nose in her mouth.
When the girls came back, and saw the nice new dolls all in bits, they began to cry, and to beat poor puss; but their mamma said, “No, you must not beat puss, for you left your dolls about, and the cat did not know that they were not for her to play with. Next time you must be more careful of your toys.”