The mice were worried about going about freely because of the scary cat.
Finally, they held a meeting and discussed what they should do.
The old grandfather mouse came forward and said.
"How can we go about freely with out being discovered by the cat?"
A mouse wearing glasses answered.
"Let's make a new path."
"The cat won't be able to find us."
"That's no good."
"The cat can smell and find us easily."
"Isn't there any other way?"
"What are you worried about?"
"We'll just stay in here."
"Fool, how will we get food then?"
They had to find a way to be safe from the cat, but they weren't getting any great ideas from the meeting.
"If we can't think of a good way, we're going to have to live the rest of our lives fearing the cat."
"We have a good idea."
A young mouse stepped forth.
Everybody looked at him and was curious what the idea was.
"Go ahead. Is there a way to be safe from the cat."
"Ha ha, of course. Hang a bell on the cat's neck."
"Yes, a bell."
"Then we can hear it every time the cat moves."
"Whenever we hear the bell, we can run away."
"What do you think of my idea?"
All the mice nodded at the idea.
"Yes, that is a good idea."
"We're finally free from the cat."
All the mice cheered and were happy.
The grandfather mouse spoke up.
"But who is going to hang the bell on the cat?"
At that moment, all the mice suddenly became quiet and trembled at the thought of the cat.