One day, the mother rat and her babies were having a good time in the open air when a cat came to catch them for her dinner.
The mother rat noticed the cat coming near.
The mother rat and her babies all tried to run away at once.
They hurried to their home. It was under the tree.
But the baby rats were afraid of the cat.
They couldn't run very fast. The cat came closer and closer.
She would come at them.
“What shall I do?” thought the mother rat.
Just at that moment the mother rat stopped running, turned around and shouted at the cat, “Bowwow! Bowwow!” just like an angry dog.
The cat was so surprised and afraid that she ran away.
The mother rat turned to her babies, “Now you see how important it is to learn a second language!”