The memories of the inconsequential activities of the many cats kept On Great-Great Uncle Henry's farm in Michigan go on much too long. Mostly, of course, what a farm cat does is to catch mice, and on this score the afterthought is mellow indeed--""After the cat caught something, it Would often bring it up by the house so the people could see what it had caught... And they seemed to know that the people would be glad to see that they had caught a rat or mouse..."" And then, ""... Butterball.... had not eaten the mouse he had caught. Instead, he had brought it back to Great-Great-Aunt Alice. And while she was asleep he had laid it on her pillow, close to her mouth."" Cute tricks, isn't it? But it's about the most consequential thing that occurs. The vocabulary is simple and the type is large.