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CattyIn general, cats have nine lives.Catty by SCFrankles
Harold had 183.
He didn’t pay much attention to Alice’s chatter as he gobbled down his tuna chunks in the kitchen. She was a child, and a Dog Person, so it was unlikely she would ever have anything interesting to say. But something had certainly got her worked up.
Out of curiosity, Harold finally started to listen.
“I was suspicious of you from the start,” Alice was saying. “Did you really think no-one would ever notice?”
Harold finished the last chunk and looked up.
“Mrs. Deaking—used to enjoy a little Gilbert and Sullivan and then suddenly developed a taste for thrash metal. Miss Satterthwaite—used to be in bed every night by 10, then starting hanging round the bus shelter all night and spending her pension on cider. Mrs. Latimer at the sweetshop—who now never gives the correct change and will only sell you sugar-free toffees.”
Alice looked Harold in the eye.
“And all of them had