Once upon a time, there was a little brown mouse, who lived in a little brown burrow with all of his family. For a time, they lived happily together, while the mice were still very young and their parents guided them like shepherds; but then the little mice grew bigger and bigger until the burrow became too cramped to hold them all. One mouse exclaimed that he couldn’t live in this burrow anymore, for it was much too small for them, and one by one, the others fell in suit.
He ran far and wide in search of a good place to live, but found none. Wherever he went, there were creatures trying to catch him; the humans laid traps for him in the houses and the cats in the alleys tried to eat him up. And just when he had become so weary he couldn’t run no more and was about to give up, he found a loaf of good bread, just lying on the ground. He took to the bread immediately and gobbled all of the insides up, hollowing out the bread. And when he wa