The Purr of the Cat

Submitted by norma on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:48

Originally submitted by norma on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:28

The following paragraph came from a book named “The Cat” by Muriel Beadle. It might appeal to cat-loving spinners!

“…. A charming old tale which explains purring. The damsel in distress was a princess who was set an impossible task in order to save her own true love from death. She had to spin 10,000 skeins of linen thread within 30 days. Realising that she couldn’t do it alone, she asked three cats to help. All of them worked night and day and finished the job within the specified time. The cats’ reward was the ability to purr, a memorial to the whirring of the spinning wheel.”