Lithograph from 'The Square Book of Animals'. Published by William Heinemann in 1900. Printed on wove paper.
‘Nine lives they give the common cat?
There’s a rare one livelier yet than that!
A cat that swings nine separate tails!
And, when its let out of the bag, it rails
With so knotty a tongue that the culprit quails!’
Verse by Arthur Waugh
Reference: Campbell 73. A.