This is a charming thing, these fables in modern dress, the foibles of man pointed up with gentle malice and gentle irony. From century to century cats have passed on these little stories to their kittens. Who could be more gifted raconteurs than the cool, dispassionate, reserved and very sage felines? Like the fables of Aesop and La Fontaine, these have their barbed morals, and show the evils which curiosity and avarice and other deadly sins bring to mankind, whether in animal or human guise. Stories of mice and phoenixes and ravens and cats and humans, exquisite of their kind handled with fanciful delicacy and witty sagacity. A sophisticated market.