Children's Poems and Rhyming Story Cats In Court by Jean Hinton - Children's Stories Net


 
 
Children's Stories Net
 
Free  Children's  Stories  by  New,  Amateur,  and  Established  Authors
 
  Home     Submit your own Story     Contact Us  

 

 This Week's Featured Story 
Story Collections
 New Stories  
 
 Poems & Rhyming Stories 
 
 Longer Stories 
 
 Children's Stories 
Featured Authors
 Sheila Helliwell 
 
 Linda Farrelly 
 
 Robert Parfett 
 
 Artie Knapp 
 
Terry Fitterer
 
 Paul Ray 
 
 Dennyk 
 
 Martin Gleeson 
 
 Rajeev Bhargava 
 Author Biographies 
  Cats In Court
 
Reader Star Rating: Children's Story Star Rating
 
Childrens-Stories.net Terms of use: you may view online and freely print a single paper copy of the entire story page for your own personal domestic private use, individual qualified Teachers may also freely print additional paper copies for teaching purposes within their own educational establishment. Any other use is strictly prohibited without prior written consent by letter from us, please see the contact us button above.

SYNOPSIS
The cats in this story were in terrible trouble, because they were not doing the work they were supposed to do, which was catching mice in their town.
 
Children's Story: by
 
Seven scrawny cats, in their rags and tats,
Were standing in a row with their heads hung low;
In came the magistrates, eyes as big as dinner plates.
All of them were large and fat, big enough to catch a rat.
 
The biggest one was tabby brown, he had on a judge's gown.
When he spoke, he seemed to roar; a scrawny cat fell to the floor.
"Meow!" said the big brown cat. "All the mice are getting fat,
All of you must testify, we must know the reason why.
 
Children's Story: by
 
Here, we have a full report of all the mice you haven't caught.
One complaint from Mr Dockett, claims he found one in his pocket.
Mrs Meacham wants to sue because, she found one in her shoe.
Mrs Taylor thinks it's shocking; one was wriggling in her stocking.
Lord and Lady Fothersqueue say they found one in their stew.
This is really, most distressing; you must see the point I'm stressing.
Let us hear what your defence is, for the cause of these offences."
 
Children's Story: by
 
One cat spoke in a squeaky voice. "Please, sir, we really had no choice.
There are many, many dogs out there, running riot everywhere.
Every time we saw a mouse, a dog came running from a house,
Down our street the dogs are mean, this is why we are so lean,
We've lived on scraps that we have found, scared to even make a sound.
We deeply beg your pardon, you can be very sure,
That we will try much harder than we've ever done before."
 
Children's Story: by
 
The big brown cat called for the guard, with eyes like steel, cold and hard.
"See these cats?" He waved his paw. "Take them through the cellar door."
"Please, sir, mercy!" One cat cried, wiping a teardrop from his eye.
The big brown cat let out a roar. "What's a grown cat crying for?"
"You must learn now, my young feller, while you're staying in the cellar,
Scraps will not be fed you there, all your food is everywhere.
By the pads upon my feet, mice will be your only meat.
On returning through that door, you will know what claws are for!"
 
Days went by and sure enough, those scrawny cats had learnt their stuff.
Walking through the cellar door, scrawny cats, they were no more.
Heads no longer hanging low, a grinning judge said. "You can go!
Your punishment was not in vain, those dogs won't mess with you again."
 
 
If you enjoyed this story, there are many more in our collection, to register please   Click Here    to register for more stories.   Click Here    to Register for more Free Stories.
 
 
Story Rating   Five Star Children's Story Rating System
 
If you've already registered please rate this story below from your own point of view. Click one of the radio buttons next to a star below and then enter your registered email address. You can only rate each story once.
Children's Story Rating System: GREY - Not Yet Rated Not Yet Rated
Children's Story Rating System: BLUE - You consider the story is OK You consider the story is OK
Children's Story Rating System: RED - You think the story is Good You think the story is Good
Children's Story Rating System: GREEN - You would Recommend the story You would Recommend the story
Children's Story Rating System: GOLD - The story is Outstanding The story is Outstanding
 
Children's Story Rating System - User Email      Enter your Registered Email eg: name@mail.com
 
  click button to rate story
Story star ratings shown (2 to 5 stars) are the average of all rating scores to date, these may not update immediately subject to browser and local cache settings, in some cases it may take a few hours.
 
 
Thanks for your interest and happy reading.

 
 

 

Hosted by Childrens-Stories.net ©. Managed by Tony and Sheila