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June 20, 2007
The mice had a general council to consider how to outwit their enemy, the Cat.
A young mouse stood with a proposal: ĒIf we could receive some signal of her approach, we could easily escape. I propose that we attach by a ribbon a bell round the Catís neck. We should always know her whereabouts, to escape."
This proposal met with applause, until an old mouse rose: "That is all very well, but who is to bell the Cat?" The mice looked at one another and nobody spoke. Then the old mouse said:
"It is easy to propose impossible remedies."