Now this is what had been happening to Tom Kitten, and it shows
how very unwise it is to go up a chimney in a very old house, where
a person does not know his way, and where there are enormous
Tom Kitten did not want to be shut up in a cupboard. When he saw that his mother was going to bake, he determined to hide.
He looked about for a nice convenient place, and he fixed upon the
The fire had only just been lighted, and it was not hot; but there
was a white choky smoke from the green sticks. Tom Kitten got
upon the fender and looked up. It was a big old-fashioned fire-place.
The chimney itself was wide enough inside for a man to stand up and walk about. So there was plenty of room for a little Tom Cat.