Excerpt from Memoirs of Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin, Vol. 1 of 2: With a Glance at His Contemporaries Times The wonderful adventures of this cat would form in themselves an amusing volume. This cat, says Doctor Whately, was kwn, t merely once or twice, but habitually, to ring the parlour-bell whenever it wished the door to be opened. Some alarm was excited on the first occasion that it turned bell-ringer: the family had retired to rest, and in the middle of the night the parlour bell was rung violently the sleepers were startled from their repose, and proceeded down stairs, with pokers and tongs, to intercept, as they thought, the predatory move ments of some burglar but they were agreeably sur prised to discover that the bell had been rung by pussy, who frequently repeated the act Whenever she wanted to get out of the parlour. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.