By Sam Stall
A hundred Cats Who Made a Difference
If you don't think that one cat has the facility to change civilization, then you've evidently by no means heard of Tibbles (p. 12), the cat who single-handedly burnt up a complete species. Or Ahmedabad (p. 61), a Siamese kitten who sparked riots all through Pakistan. Or Snowball (p. 14), the cat who helped to convict dozens of murderers and criminals. Or Felix (p. 155), the 1st cat to discover outer space.
These are only 4 of the a hundred Cats Who replaced Civilization, and this e-book honors their extra-ordinary contributions to technology, historical past, paintings, govt, faith, and extra. You'll meet a cat who filed a lawsuit (p. sixty six) and a cat who used to be slapped with a restraining order (p. 75). You'll meet cats who've encouraged nice works of literature (p. ninety) and classical track (p. 102). You'll even meet a cat who telephoned the police to avoid wasting the lifetime of his proprietor (p. 162). those superbly illustrated actual tales are a tribute to the intelligence, bravery, and loving nature of cats around the world.
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46 Royal Wedding T HE Court of Mecklenburg might be in mourning but there was to be no delay in the marriage ceremony. This was the order of the Duke. He sent for Charlotte—bewildered Charlotte—who had so recently lost her mother, but was to gain a husband. Poor Christina had nothing to gain, thought Charlotte, but at least she remains at a Court familiar to her. The Duke regarded his sister with the increased affection which he had felt for her since the King of England desired her for his bride.
Yes, thought Charlotte, retire and leave me alone. So they left her and she lay in her bed unable to think; scenes from this eventful day darting in and out of her mind. She saw herself entering the brightly lighted salon; she heard again her brother’s impatient voice; she was lying on the couch; she could feel the cold touch of the Englishman’s flesh against her own. And through it all she saw the brooding unhappy eyes of Christina. I believe, she thought, frightened as I am of what the future may hold, I shall not be sorry to go.
44 Even when you were not guilty, thought Caroline, Augusta made you feel you were. Augusta laughed unpleasantly and said: ‘Well, if you want to know that silly little Sarah Lennox is furious because she will not be Queen of England. I spoke to her yesterday at the drawing room. I showed I understood how she must be feeling. “Poor Lady Sarah,” I said; and she tossed her silly head and pretended not to care. And something else I’ll tell you. She is to be one of the bridesmaids. ’ Caroline Matilda contemplated what excitement existed in the outside world; and even while she listened avidly to what Augusta had to tell about the King’s desire to marry Lady Sarah—which had been rightly thwarted it seemed, according to her sister’s account, as much by her, Augusta, as anyone—she was thinking of the story of Augusta’s birth when their father and mother, then Prince and Princess of Wales, had fled from Hampton Court that their first child might be born at St.
100 Cats Who Changed Civilization: History's Most Influential Felines by Sam Stall