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Johnny's account was rather
middling. He explained why he
was paying his visit so early in
the season; the family had gone
to the sea-side for Easter; the cook was doing spring cleaning, on board wages, with particular
instructions to clear out the
mice. There were four kittens, and the cat had killed the canary.
"They say we did it; but I know
better," said Johnny Town-mouse. "Whatever is that fearful racket?"
"That is only the lawn-mower; I will fetch some of the grass
clippings presently to make your bed. I am sure you had better settle in the country, Johnny."