Belling the Cat
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The story is about a group of mice who talk about what to do about a cat which threatens them. One wants to place a bell around the cat's neck. All agree. Then one mouse asks who will volunteer to put the bell on the cat? Not one stepped forward.
The story is about the difference between a good idea and what may be needed to convert an idea into action.
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References[change | change source]
- Reeves, Dougals B. (2007). Making Standards Work, p. 7.
- Detlor, Theda. (2012). Teaching With Aesop's Fables, pp. 12-15.
- Jamieson, John. (1808). An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, p. 6; Perry, Ben Edwin. (1965). Babrius and Phaedrus, p. 487 n373.
- Howard, Peter. (2004). Basic Reading Skills Years 3-4, p. 7.