The Old Cat
An old woman had a cat. The cat was very old, she could not run quickly, and she could not bite, because she was so old. One day the old cat saw a mouse, she jumped and caught the mouse. But the could not bite it, so the mouse got out of her mouth and ran away, because the cat could not bite it. Then the old woman became very angry because the cat had not killed the mouse. She began to hit the cat. The cat said, “Do not hit your old servant. I have worked for you for many years, and I would still work for you, but I am too old. Do not be unkind to the old, but remember the good work the old did when they were young.