The great black cat stalked out in front of the little circle and told the story of “Puss in Boots.”
He turned his great yellow-green eyes upon the row of winged children and they all shivered with joy. To think of sitting up and hearing a cat tell a story!
He began at the beginning, and told the story of “Puss in Boots” as it had never been told before . . .
The Magical House of Zur.
By Mary Dickerson Donahey.
Barse & Hopkins: New York. 1914.