In a village, a house was overrun with mice. The mice used to spoil many things in house along with the stored food grains. The housekeeper brought a pet cat from the town. The cat, discovering mice, made her way and began to eat them one by one. The mice came to know about the cat and feared for their lives, the mice kept themselves close in their holes. The cat was no longer able to get at them and perceived that she must tempt them come out of the holes with some trick for this purpose she jumped upon a roof , and suspending herself from the top, pretending to be dead..One of the mice peeping continually out, saw her and said, "ah, my good madam, even though you should turn into a meal-bag, we will not come near you."