A black cat happened to wander into a warehouse where mice lived.
'This is the place for me,' thought the cat. 'I'll pretend to be dead.' And the cat lay down on the ground. The younger mice ran towards it shouting, 'There's a dead cat.'
But a wise old mouse stopped them and said, 'Don't you know that a cat has nine lives?' Then the old mouse climbed up above the cat and chewed opens a huge sack of flour that was resting on a large bin.
The flour poured out and covered the cat which lay still for a moment. Then there came a sneeze and out of the flour came a white cat.