THE MICE IN COUNCIL
HE Mice, being sadly distressed on account of their common enemy the
Cat, called a council to devise means of ridding themselves of the
annoyance. Many plans were proposed and rejected, till at last it
was suggested by a young Mouse that
 a bell should be hung round the Catís neck, that having notice of
her coming, they might escape to their holes.
The proposal was hailed with applause and agreed to unanimously. Whereupon an old Mouse, who had sat in silence, got up and said, "That is well, but who will belt the Cat:" The Mice looked one at another, but no one answered.
The old Mouse said, "It is easy to advise; what is wanted is some one to act."