The Cat and the Two Sparrowsby Jean de La Fontaine
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed
Contemporary with a sparrow tame
There lived a cat; from tenderest age,
Of both, the basket and the cage
Had household gods the same.
The bird’s sharp beak full oft provoked the cat,
Who play’d in turn, but with a gentle pat,
His wee friend sparing with a merry laugh,
Not punishing his faults by half.
The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.
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