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Title: My Father, the Cat Author: Henry Slesar Release Date: February 19, 2009 [EBook #28119] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MY FATHER, THE CAT *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at _Henry Slesar, as we have said before, is a young advertising executive who has rapidly become one of the better known writers in the field.
Here is an off-trail story that is guaranteed to make some of you take a very searching second look at some of the young men you know._ my father, the cat _by HENRY SLESAR_ He wondered if I’d told her everything, and, faltering, I had to admit that I hadn’t.
She was wonderful--but human. My mother was a lovely, delicate woman from the coast of Brittany, who was miserable sleeping on less than three mattresses, and who, it is said, was once injured by a falling leaf in her garden.
My grandfather, a descendant of the French nobility whose family had ridden the tumbrils of the Revolution, tended her fragile body and spirit with the same loving care given rare, brief-blooming flowers.
You may imagine from this his attitude concerning marriage.
He lived in terror of the vulgar, heavy-handed man who would one day win my mother’s heart, and at last, this persistent dread killed him.
His concern was unnecessary, however, for my mother chose a suitor who was as free of mundane brutality as a husband could be.
Her choice was Dauphin, a remarkable white cat which strayed onto the estate shortly after his death. Dauphin was an unusually large Angora, and his ability to speak in cu...

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