en-de  The Patient Cat Easy
Die geduldige Katze von Laura E. Richards
https://americanliterature.com/author/laura-e-richards/short-story/the-patient-cat

The Patient Cat [Die geduldige Katze] wurde in Frau Richards Sammlung von Moralgeschichten und Gedichten, "The Pig Brother and other Fables and Stories" [Der Schweinebruder und andere Fabeln und Geschichten] (1881) veröffentlicht. ...

Ist es immer weise zu warten? In dieser moralischen Katzengeschichte, ist timing alles.

Als die gefleckte Katze zuerst das Nest fand, gab es nichts darin, denn es war nur noch fertig.
Deshalb sagte sie, "Ich werde warten!" denn sie war eine geduldige Katze, und der Sommer lag noch vor ihr.
Sie wartete eine Woche und dann kletterte sie wieder bis in die Spitze des Baums und warf einen verstohlenen Blick in das Nest.
Dort lagen zwei hübsche blaue Eier, glatt und glänzend.

Die gefleckte Katze sagte, " Eier mögen gut sein, aber junge Vögel sind besser. Ich werde warten." So wartete sie und während sie wartete, fing sie Mäuse und Ratten und wusch sich und schlief und tat alles, was eine gefleckte Katze tun sollte, um irgendwie die Zeit zu verbringen.

Als eine weitere Woche vergangen war, kletterte sie wieder auf den Baum und spähte ins [58] Nest. Diesmal waren fünf Eier da.
Aber die gefleckte Katze sagte wieder: " Eier mögen gut sein, aber junge Vögel sind besser. Ich werde ein wenig länger warten!" So wartete sie ein wenig länger und kletterte hinauf, um wieder nachzusehen.
Ah! da waren fünf klitzekleine Vögel, mit großen Augen und langen Hälsen und gelben, weit geöffneten Schnäbeln. Dann setzte sich die gefleckte Katze auf den Ast und beleckte ihre Nase und schnurrte, denn sie war sehr glücklich
"Es lohnt sich geduldig zu sein!", sagte sie.

Aber, als sie die kleinen Vögel noch einmal anschaute, um zu sehen, welche von ihnen sie zuerst schnappen sollte, sah sie, wie dünn, ach, so sehr, sehr dünn sie waren! ...
So was dünnes hat die gefleckte Katze noch nie in ihrem Leben gesehen

"Nun", sagte sie zu sich, "wenn ich nur ein paar Tage länger warten würde, würden sie dicker werden. Dünne Vögel mögen gut sein, aber fette Vögel sind doch viel besser. Ich werde warten!" Also wartete sie; und sie beobachtete wie der Vogelvater den ganzen Tag Würmer zum Nest brachte und "Aha" sagte. sie müssen schnell fett werden! Sie werden bald so fett sein, wie ich es mir wünsche. Aha! Wie gut es ist, geduldig zu sein." Schließlich dachte sie eines Tages, "bestimmt müssen sie jetzt fett genug sein! ... Ich werde keinen Tag mehr warten. Aha! wie gut werden sie schmecken!" Also kletterte sie auf dem Baum und leckte sich die Lippen den ganzen Weg nach oben und freute sich auf die fetten, jungen Vögel. Und als sie oben angekommen war, schaute sie in das Nest, es war leer!!

Dann setzte sich die gefleckte Katze auf den Zweig und sprach so, "Also, von all den schrecklichen, gemeinen, undankbaren Geschöpfen, die ich je gesehen habe, sind diese Vögel die schrecklichsten und gemeinsten und undankbarsten!... M-i-au!!! !"
unit 1
The Patient Cat by Laura E. Richards.
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unit 2
https://americanliterature.com/author/laura-e-richards/short-story/the-patient-cat.
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unit 4
Is it always wise to wait?
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unit 5
Timing is everything in this feline morality tale.
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unit 6
When the spotted cat first found the nest, there was nothing in it, for it was only just finished.
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So she said, “I will wait!” for she was a patient cat, and the summer was before her.
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unit 8
She waited a week, and then she climbed up again to the top of the tree, and peeped into the nest.
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There lay two lovely blue eggs, smooth and shining.
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unit 10
The spotted cat said, “Eggs may be good, but young birds are better.
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When another week had passed, she climbed the tree again and peeped into the[58] nest.
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This time there were five eggs.
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But the spotted cat said again, “Eggs may be good, but young birds are better.
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I will wait a little longer!” So she waited a little longer and then went up again to look.
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Ah!
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there were five tiny birds, with big eyes and long necks, and yellow beaks wide open.
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“It is worth while to be patient!” she said.
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The spotted cat had never seen anything so thin in her life.
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“Now,” she said to herself, “if I were to wait only a few days longer, they would grow fat.
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Thin birds may be good, but fat birds are much better.
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they must be fattening fast!
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they will soon be as fat as I wish them to be.
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Aha!
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I will not wait another day.
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Aha!
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And when she reached the top and looked into the nest, it was empty!!
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unit 34
Mi-a-u-ow!!!
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unit 35
!”
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The Patient Cat by Laura E. Richards.
https://americanliterature.com/author/laura-e-richards/short-story/the-patient-cat.

The Patient Cat was published in Ms. Richards' collection of morality tales and poems, The Pig Brother and Other Fables and Stories (1881).

Is it always wise to wait? Timing is everything in this feline morality tale.

When the spotted cat first found the nest, there was nothing in it, for it was only just finished.
So she said, “I will wait!” for she was a patient cat, and the summer was before her.
She waited a week, and then she climbed up again to the top of the tree, and peeped into the nest.
There lay two lovely blue eggs, smooth and shining.

The spotted cat said, “Eggs may be good, but young birds are better. I will wait.”
So she waited; and while she was waiting, she caught mice and rats, and washed herself and slept, and did all that a spotted cat should do to pass the time away.

When another week had passed, she climbed the tree again and peeped into the[58] nest. This time there were five eggs.
But the spotted cat said again, “Eggs may be good, but young birds are better. I will wait a little longer!”

So she waited a little longer and then went up again to look.
Ah! there were five tiny birds, with big eyes and long necks, and yellow beaks wide open. Then the spotted cat sat down on the branch, and licked her nose and purred, for she was very happy.
“It is worth while to be patient!” she said.

But when she looked again at the young birds, to see which one she should take first, she saw that they were very thin,—oh, very, very thin they were!
The spotted cat had never seen anything so thin in her life.

“Now,” she said to herself, “if I were to wait only a few days longer, they would grow fat. Thin birds may be good, but fat birds are much better. I will wait!”

So she waited; and she watched the father-bird bringing worms all day long to the nest, and said, “Aha! they must be fattening fast! they will soon be as fat as I wish them to be. Aha! what a good thing it is to be patient.”

At last, one day she thought, “Surely, now they must be fat enough! I will not wait another day. Aha! how good they will be!”

So she climbed up the tree, licking her chops all the way and thinking of the fat young birds. And when she reached the top and looked into the nest, it was empty!!

Then the spotted cat sat down on the branch and spoke thus, “Well, of all the horrid, mean, ungrateful creatures I ever saw, those birds are the horridest, and the meanest, and the most ungrateful! Mi-a-u-ow!!!!”