|100. The Mice In Council|
The Mice summoned a council to decide how
they might best devise means for obtaining notice of the approach of their great enemy the Cat. Among the many plans devised, the one that found most favour was the proposal to tie a bell to the neck of the Cat, that the Mice being war
ned by the sound of the tinkling might run away and hide themselves in their holes at his approach. But when the Mice further debated who among them should thus "bell the Cat," there was no one found to do it.
老鼠们正开着大会，商量它们如何想出一个最好的方法，来获知?L们的仇敌猫儿的到来。 在众多想出来的方法之中，有一个最好的方法，就是绑一个铃当到猫儿的脖子上去。如果那样做，老鼠们一听得叮当的声音，就可以迅速躲避，逃到洞里去。 但是当老鼠们更进一步讨论他们之中谁要去「给猫系铃」的时候，却没有一只老鼠愿意去做这件事情