THE BELOVED CAT - ( 350 WORDS )
An old lady lived alone with her cat, ‘Kitty’. Both loved each other dearly. The lady treated her pet cat like her own child…feeding and pampering it!
Meanwhile, many builders were trying to grab her land as it was located in the prime area and she had no heir of her own. But the lady had refused to sell it to anyone.
One greedy builder thought of eliminating her so that he could grab her plot.
So, he hired a killer to finish off the old lady. But the night the killer went to kill her, the lady's beloved cat sensed that something was wrong. It came out and kept meaowing and prowling the whole night around the house compound. That night the killer couldnot do his job.
The next day the builder angrily told the killer to finish off the cat as well. So, at night the killer went taking with him some poisoned milk and kept the milk bowl near the verandah of the house as a bait.
The lady's cat smelt the milk and came sniffing near the verandah. As soon as it sipped the milk it fell sick and died.
Satisfied that the cat was now dead, the next day the killer prepared to go and kill the lady.
That night the killer entered the compound and walked stealthily to the house. As he reached the verandah, all of sudden he heard a sharp 'meaaaoow' and some invisible thing pounced on him scratching his face with sharp claws till he started bleeding. He tried to struggle with this invisible attacker.
He heard lot of menacing 'meaow' sounds but couldnot see anything, yet it was all over him attacking.
He somehow managed to escape and ran for his life with his face and hands badly wounded where the invisible being had clawed and scratched him.
When he met the builder, he cried in horror that he'd never go to that house again.
Who was that invisible attacker? - Any guesses?
It was, but the spirit of the faithful cat who was guarding the house..and saved the lady! :-)
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