So she called softly after it, 'Mouse dear! Do come back again,
and we won't talk about cats or dogs either, if you don't like
them!' When the Mouse heard this, it turned round and swam
slowly back to her: its face was quite pale (with passion, Alice
thought), and it said in a low trembling voice, 'Let us get to
the shore, and then I'll tell you my history, and you'll
understand why it is I hate cats and dogs.