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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

another johnny gruelle - on a lonely cat

from oldbooks.net.  creative commons attribution - share alike 3.0 
I'm revisiting Rhymes for Kindly Children because I couldn't stop thinking about how much another Gruelle illustration said with very little.  This accompanies the poem:

The Thoughtless Neighbor
The people in the house next door
Seem very nice to meet;
But they leave their cat all summer
Without a bite to eat.

They go away and leave her,
Poor hungry, lonesome cat!
No person who was really kind
Would treat a pet like that.

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Did you spot the cat yet?  Here.

A lonely little scrap knocking on the door, where no one will answer.  

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