This will introduce Charles, a Siamese cat, and his thirteen years in the author's household -- and at war. With an already established feline matriarchy under Minna Minna Mowbrary, a tortoiseshell tabby, Charles had his own way to make and proceeded to establish a place for himself in spite of competition. This is the record of his response to town and country life, his development from a young barbarian to a handsome autocrat, of his sickness and health, his moods and large and small privileges. For the animal-minded it is an account of the close relationship of master and pet, in which Charles' display of remarkable character is of tender concern to the author and the human cast is but a background for a fine fellow of a cat. No doubt about the market, here.