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FLORIAN'S FABLES.
Fables of Florian6.jpg

fable v.
THE INQUISITIVE CAT.

Ye bold philosophers who strain
Th' inexplicable to explain,
Deign but to listen while I tell
What once a curious cat befell.

This tabby one day chanced to pass
Before her master's toilette glass;
And made an effort to come at