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From lesson 11 of James Johonnot's Book of Cats and Dogs: and Other friends for Little Folks (American Book: 1884). In which little kids learn that rat poison really hurts cats, and if you nurse a kitty through that, they will be grateful and bring you presents of mice - a more winsome tale than it sounds. The whole book is full of top-quality late 19th-c engravings such as this. Ah, that schoolbooks were still so tenderly illustrated.