A cat fell in love with a handsome young man, and begged the goddess Venus to change her into a woman. Venus was very gracious about it, and changed her at once into a beautiful maiden that the young man fell in love with at first sight and shortly afterwards married.

One day Venus thought she would like to see whether the cat had changed her habits as well as her form, so she let a mouse run loose in the room where they were. Forgetting everything, the young woman had no sooner seen the mouse than up she jumped and was after it like a shot.

The goddess was so disgusted at seeing this that she changed her back again into a cat.

Nature exceeds nurture.

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