In the country house quite however equipped for all-the-year-round existence, resides three peoples: an elderly family pair and the cat Semion (Russian name), which for some reason was been called Simon (with which pleasure he has sworn, but is not enough dictionary stock).
An evening. The family for a table and a cat sits on a high stool and somewhere it is not visible where the mouse is gnashing.
- Up To that to me is fed to the teeth this mouse! - in hearts exclaims the hostess. The cat is living in the house and mice manage! - tomorrow you have to go to cut a cocks head cut at the same time the head of the loafer Simon!
The next morning everyone were going in the same place and in the same structure for breakfast.
In the middle of a room lays strangled mouse.