“THE MILLER GAVE HIS CAT TO HIS YOUNGEST SON.”
There was a miller who had three sons, and when he died he divided what he possessed among them in the following manner: He gave the mill to the eldest, his ass to the second, and his cat to the youngest. . . The poor young fellow who had nothing but the cat complained that he was hardly used: “My brothers,” said he, “by joining their stocks together may do well in the world, but for me, when I have eaten my cat and made a fur cap of his skin, I may soon die of hunger!”
From the story PUSS IN BOOTS
By: Charles Perrault
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Edited by: Hamilton Wright Mabie
Illustrated by: Mary Hamilton Fry
George Sully & Company: New York. 1915.