The Cat Megapack: 25 Frisky Feline Tales, Old and New

By Mark Twain, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Howard, Pamela Sargent, Ambrose Bierce, Aesop, Andre Norton, Brothers Gr

This quantity contains 25 terrific, wondrous tales and poems approximately cats, by means of significant authors outdated and new. integrated are:

INTRODUCTION: …IN THE darkish, through Robert Reginald

SEVEN observed homicide, via G. T. Fleming-Roberts

THE CATS, by means of H. P. Lovecraft (poem)


THE CAT AND THE BIRDS, through Aesop

THE BEAST FROM THE ABYSS, by way of Robert E. Howard

OUT OF position, via Pamela Sargent

THE FOX AND THE CAT, through the Brothers Grimm

THE BLACK CAT, by way of Edgar Allan Poe


NIPPER…NIP…NIP, via Robert Reginald

TOBERMORY, via Saki (H. H. Munro)

THE CAT, by means of E. F. Benson

A PSYCHICAL INVASION, by means of Algernon Blackwood

UNIVERSES, through A. R. Morlan (poem)

THE VAMPIRE CAT OF NABÉSHIMA, by means of Lord Redesdale

THE girl AND THE CAT, through Marcel Prevost

DICK BAKER’S CAT, by way of Mark Twain

BEAST OF THE TARN, by means of John Russell Fearn

MRS. MILLIGAN’S CAT, via Gary Lovisi

A rebel OF THE GODS, via Ambrose Bierce

MONTY’S good friend, by way of William Livingston Alden

THE HEADLESS CAT, by way of Elliott O’Donnell

ALL CATS ARE grey, by means of Andre Norton

THE SLUM CAT, by means of Ernest Thompson Seton

MY FATHER, THE CAT, via Henry Slesar

THE BALLET OF THE CATS, by means of Sydney J. Bounds

LETTERS FROM A CAT, by way of Helen Hunt Jackson

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