A city mouse had a country mouse stay for the weekend, and spent the whole time offering urban advice. On the last evening of the country mouse’s visit, they were dining in the kitchen when in came the largest cat the country mouse had ever seen.

“Don’t panic,” said the town mouse, “Leave this to me.”

Marching up to the cat she said, “Bow wow wow wow!”

The cat turned and ran from the room.

“How did you do that?” asked the country mouse.

“Like I told you,” said the town mouse, “it pays to learn a second language.”