The Cats Who Went To Law

Mr. Justice Monkey

Two cats, having stolen some cheese, could not agree about dividing their prize. In order, therefore, to settle the dispute, they went to court, to try the case before Mr. Justice Monkey. His honor readily consented to hear the cause, and producing a balance, put a part of the cheese into each scale. "Let me see," said ...


I have a fascination for abecedaria and not just because the last four letters spell my first name. I found this one in an 1800s tract primer from my early reader collection. The abecedarium was a popular format in children’s books from the middle ages through the Victorian period, used to teach the alphabet and moral principles simultaneously.