When everything had quieted down and the two lovers were sitting side by side on the sofa, the actress, pretending she was shy, picked up Button and held him up to her face to kiss. Fatal moment for her, for true to his plans, Button planted one claw in her wig and pulled it down over her eyes, while with the other forepaw he scratched her face and clawed her breast with his hind ones.
Billy Whiskers in the Movies.
By Frances Trego Montgomery.
Illustrated by Paul Hawthorne.
The Saalfield Publishing Company: Akron, Ohio and New York. 1921.
“Polly, seeing she was safe, began to screech again, but only got as far as ‘Stink p-o-t!’ When with a bound Billy was after her again, and this time as he ran he gave a jump and bounded up high enough to knock the cage off its hook . . .”
“Consequently in a jiffy they had Billy dressed in black trousers and red jacket, with a big, black helmet on is head. Then he was told to jump on the front seat of the beautiful little brand new fire engine that was shining like gold. He was told to sit down and let his fore legs stick out like arms, and to them fastened the reins. It looked as if Billy was guiding the ponies, but in reality he was only holding the reins, for the ponies had been taught just what to do and where to go.”