By Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Pamela Sargent, Ambrose Bierce, Aesop, Andre Norton, Brothers Gr
This quantity comprises 25 impressive, wondrous tales and poems approximately cats, by way of significant authors previous and new. integrated are:
INTRODUCTION: …IN THE darkish, via Robert Reginald
SEVEN observed homicide, by way of G. T. Fleming-Roberts
THE CATS, by means of H. P. Lovecraft (poem)
THE HEMINGWAY KITTENS, via A. R. Morlan
THE CAT AND THE BIRDS, via Aesop
THE BEAST FROM THE ABYSS, via Robert E. Howard
OUT OF position, by way of Pamela Sargent
THE FOX AND THE CAT, via the Brothers Grimm
THE BLACK CAT, through Edgar Allan Poe
THE CAT AND MOUSE IN PARTNERSHIP, by means of Andrew Lang
NIPPER…NIP…NIP, through Robert Reginald
TOBERMORY, by means of Saki (H. H. Munro)
THE CAT, by means of E. F. Benson
A PSYCHICAL INVASION, by means of Algernon Blackwood
UNIVERSES, through A. R. Morlan (poem)
THE VAMPIRE CAT OF NABÉSHIMA, by way of Lord Redesdale
THE lady AND THE CAT, via Marcel Prevost
DICK BAKER’S CAT, via Mark Twain
BEAST OF THE TARN, via John Russell Fearn
MRS. MILLIGAN’S CAT, through Gary Lovisi
A rebellion OF THE GODS, by way of Ambrose Bierce
MONTY’S pal, through William Livingston Alden
THE HEADLESS CAT, via Elliott O’Donnell
ALL CATS ARE grey, by means of Andre Norton
THE SLUM CAT, through Ernest Thompson Seton
MY FATHER, THE CAT, by way of Henry Slesar
THE BALLET OF THE CATS, by way of Sydney J. Bounds
LETTERS FROM A CAT, through Helen Hunt Jackson
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I grew, day-to-day, extra moody, extra irritable, extra whatever the emotions of others. I suffered myself to take advantage of intemperate language to my spouse. At size, I even provided her own violence. My pets, after all, have been made to believe the switch in my disposition. I not just missed, yet ill-used them. For Pluto, even though, I nonetheless retained enough regard to restrain me from maltreating him, as I made no scruple of maltreating the rabbits, the monkey, or maybe the puppy, while by chance, or via affection, they got here in my means. yet my illness grew upon me—for what illness is like alcohol? —and at size even Pluto, who was once now turning into previous, and hence slightly peevish—even Pluto started to adventure the consequences of my in poor health mood. One evening, returning domestic, a lot intoxicated, from certainly one of my haunts approximately city, I fancied that the cat refrained from my presence. I seized him; while, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a moderate wound upon my hand along with his enamel. The fury of a demon immediately possessed me. I knew myself not. My unique soul appeared, instantaneously, to take its flight from my physique; and a greater than fiendish malevolence, gin-nurtured, extremely joyful each fibre of my body. I took from my waistcoat pocket a pen-knife, opened it, grasped the bad beast via the throat, and intentionally reduce considered one of its eyes from the socket! I blush, I burn, I shudder, whereas I pen the damnable atrocity. whilst cause again with the morning—when I had slept off the fumes of the night’s debauch—I skilled a sentiment 1/2 horror, 1/2 regret, for the crime of which I were accountable; however it used to be, at top, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched. I back plunged into extra, and shortly drowned in wine all reminiscence of the deed. meanwhile the cat slowly recovered. The socket of the misplaced eye awarded, it truly is precise, a frightful visual appeal, yet he now not looked as if it would undergo any soreness. He went concerning the apartment as traditional, yet, as should be anticipated, fled in severe terror at my method. I had a lot of my outdated middle left, as to be at the start grieved via this obtrusive dislike at the a part of a creature which had as soon as so enjoyed me. yet this sense quickly gave position to inflammation. after which got here, as though to my ultimate and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of Perverseness. Of this spirit philosophy takes no account. but it's not that i am extra convinced that my soul lives, than i'm that perverseness is likely one of the primitive impulses of the human heart—one of the indivisible basic schools, or sentiments, which offer course to the nature of guy. Who has now not, 100 occasions, chanced on himself committing a vile or a foolish motion, for no different cause than simply because he is familiar with he will not be? Have we no longer a perpetual inclination, within the the teeth of our greatest judgment, to violate that that's legislations, basically simply because we realize it to be such? This spirit of perverseness, I say, got here to my ultimate overthrow. It was once this unfathomable longing of the soul to vex itself—to supply violence to its personal nature—to do fallacious for the wrong’s sake only—that advised me to proceed and eventually to consummate the harm I had inflicted upon the unoffending brute.