The next fairy tale in my Philip Pullman collection of Grimm Tales was the fable-esque The Cat And The Mouse Set Up House.
The Cat And The Mouse Set Up House is simply a fable. The cat and the mouse live together, and store a jar of fat for the coming winter in a church. The sneaky cat disappears off to eat a little under the pretence that he is going to a christening at a church as he is Godfather of a new kitten. The cat disappears three times and each time he lies to the mouse about his true whereabouts!
When the mouse finally works out what has been happening, the cat decides to gobble him up too!
I thought this was a fantastic fable. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I absolutely loved how wicked the cat was!