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By Lois Lowry

A church mouse is not any usual mouse, and Hildegarde—the Mouse Mistress of Saint Bartholemew’s—is no usual mouse chief. It falls to her to maintain all of the church mice secure and out of sight.

But whilst a couple of parishioners file mouse sightings, Hildegarde and the remainder of the church mice needs to face a such a lot dreadful final result: the nice X. To complicate issues, a rite known as the Blessing of the Animals is speedy forthcoming. Saint Bartholemew’s will quickly be full of pets . . . together with cats!

Oh, expensive. in the stately stone partitions of the church, existence isn't really as serene or secure as one may imagine. it is going to take the braveness and persistence of a—well, of a saint—to retain this scampering, squeaking tribe of Hildegarde’s intact.

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And particularly now. " Millicent rearranged herself and the mouselets squirmed against her. "Do you mean it will be cold soon? " "That is not at all what I mean. But you are going to have to move this litter someplace else right away. I don't think the sexton's here today. But he'll be in tomorrow, I'm sure. " Millicent squeaked at the thought. "Exactly," Hildegarde went on. "Basically, the sexton is fairly tolerant. He'll ignore a few droppings. And I know he overlooked the shredding in his stack of newspapers, though he surely knew it was a nest.

When she reached the undercroft, she went first to her secret place. Everyone knew about her napping place in the sacristy, and most of the mice knew, too, that she slept in her night nest under the organ pedal. But no one knew of this secret place, behind the breaker panel, where she hoarded small treasures. Carefully she stowed the green gumdrop there, rearranging the pile of gold threads—she had unraveled them, one by one, from Father Murphy's vestments; she was so attracted to gold—and a red satin ribbon that had come loose from a prayer book.

Oooh," said the mice. " asked a little one. " Ignatious said loudly. " Hildegarde could see the mice looking around nervously. "They swoop down out of trees! Almost without sound! " wailed Harvey. " "Thanks, Ignatious," Hildegarde said. "That's warning enough. " She could see that many, many pairs of wide mouse eyes were looking toward the trees nervously. "There are two hundred species of Strigiformes—that's Latin—" Ignatious began. " Hildegarde said, and grudgingly he hopped down from the fountain.

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