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“CATS:”

THEIR

Points and Characteristics,

WITH

Curiosities of Cat Life,

AND

A CHAPTER ON FELINE AILMENTS.

 

BY
W. GORDON STABLES, M.D., C.M., R.N.,

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“If ye mane to write a preface to your book, sure you must put it in the end entoirely.”

Such was the advice an Irish friend gave me, when I talked of an introductory chapter to the present work on cats. I think it was a good one. Whether it be owing to our style of living now-a-days, which tends more to the development of brain than muscle; or whether it be, as Darwin says, that we really are descended from the ape, and, as the years roll on, are losing that essentially animal virtue—patience; certainly it is true that we cannot tolerate prefaces, preludes, and long graces before meat, as our grandfathers did. A preface, like Curaçoa—and—B, before dinner, ought to be short and sweet: something.......................

 

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