by Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910), as Mark Twain

The rats were devouring the house
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
The rats were devouring the house, 
but instead of examining the cat's teeth 
and the cat's claws, 
they only concerned themselves 
to find out if it was a holy cat, 
a pious cat, a moral cat...

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This text was added to the website: 2019-02-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 36