A CAT fell in love with a handsome Young Man, and entreated Venus
to change her into a woman.
'I should think,' said Venus, 'you might make so trifling a change
without bothering me. However, be a woman.'
Afterward, wishing to see if the change were complete, Venus caused
a mouse to approach, whereupon the woman shrieked and made such a
show of herself that the Young Man would not marry her.