…But the cat said, “What a fine story, but you know, I’m rather hard of hearing. Fish, be so kind as to sit on my nose and read your story again, a little louder.”
The fish climbed onto the cat’s nose and read his story again, a little louder.
But the cat said, “Oh, fish. Be so kind as to sit on my tongue and read your story one last time.”
The fish hopped onto the cat’s tongue and - snap! - the cat gobbled him up.