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THE BAT AND THE WEASELS
 A BAT blundered into the nest
of a Weasel, who ran up to catch
and eat him. The Bat begged for
his life, but the Weasel would not
"You are a Mouse," he said,
"and I am a sworn enemy of
Mice. Every Mouse I catch, I am
going to eat! "
"But I am not a Mouse!"
cried the Bat. "Look at my
wings. Can Mice fly? Why, I
am only a Bird! Please let me
The Weasel had to admit that
the Bat was not a Mouse, so he
let him go. But a few days later,
the foolish Bat went blindly into
the nest of another Weasel. This
Weasel happened to be a bitter
enemy of Birds, and he soon had
the Bat under his claws, ready to
"You are a Bird," he said,
and I am going to eat you!"
"What," cried the Bat, "I,
a Bird! Why, all Birds have
feathers! I am nothing but a
Mouse. 'Down with all Cats,'
is my motto!"
And so the Bat escaped with
his life a second time.
Set your sails with the wind.