The Mice in Council

: Aesop's Fables

THE MICE summoned a council to decide how they might best devise

means of warning themselves of the approach of their great enemy

the Cat. Among the many plans suggested, the one that found most

favor was the proposal to tie a bell to the neck of the Cat, so

that the Mice, being warned by the sound of the tinkling, might

run away and hide themselves in their holes at his approach. But

when the Mice further debated who among them should thus "bell

the Cat," there was no one found to do it.