Foreign News: Cat Mike

Old Mike, Farewell! We all regret you, Although you would not let us pet you; Of cats, the wisest oldest best cat, This be your motto,—Requiescat!

Heartfelt, this elegy appeared last week from the pen of Assistant Keeper Hiley of the Department of Printed Books of the august British Museum. It was written in memory of ancient and honorable Cat Mike, whose small tombstone, near the Great Russell Street entrance to the Museum, bears this lapidary inscription: "He assisted in keeping the main gate of the British Museum from February 1909 to January...

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