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Illustrated by V.Suteev
A Puppy was sleeping on the rug near the sofa.
In his sleep he suddenly heard somebody say: "Miaow!"
The Puppy raised his head, and looked around — nobody was there.
"It might have been a dream" he thought and settled himself more comfortably on the rug.
At that very moment somebody said again: "Miaow!"
"Who is there?" asked the Puppy and looked under the bed,
Then under the table — nobody was there.
He climbed to the window-sill. Through the window he saw a rooster walking in the yard.
"It is he who did not let me sleep," thought the Puppy and ran to the rooster.
"Was that you who said 'Miaow'?" He asked the rooster.
The rooster started flapping his wings and sang.-"cock-a-doodle-doo!"
"Can you say anything else?" asked the Puppy.
"I cannot, only 'cock-a-doodle-doo'," said the rooster.
The Puppy went home. Suddenly, right near the porch somebody said: "Miaow"
"There he is" said the Puppy and started digging under the porch, using all
When he dug a deep hole, a little grey mouse sprang up out it.
"Was that you who said 'Miaow'?" The Puppy asked sternly.
"Pip-pip-pip," squeaked the little mouse.
"And who said what?"
"Somebody said 'Miaow'."
"Was it close by?" Said the mouse with agitation.
"Right near here," said the Puppy.
"I am scared! Pip-pip-pip!" Squeaked the mouse and whisked under the porch.
Suddenly, near the dogs kennel somebody said loudly: "Miaow!"
"There he is" said the Puppy to himself and stole up closer...
"Was that you who said... 'Miaow'?"
"Me?! Are you kidding, Puppy?!"
As fast as he could the Puppy rushed into the garden and hid himself under the a bush. At that moment he heard somebody very close to him say: "Miaow!"
The Puppy looked from under the bush. Right in front of him on a flower was a fluffy bee.
"That was he who said 'Miaow'!" Thought the Puppy and tried to bite him.
"Zz-zz-zz!" Bussed the offended bee and stung the Puppy on the tip of his nose, the Puppy yelped, started running and the bee followed him!
The Puppy ran to the pond and jumped into the water!
When the Puppy came to the surface, the bee had flown away, and again somebody said: "Miaow!"
"Was that you who said 'Miaow'?" He asked the fish, who was swimming by.
I he fish said nothing, only splashed the water with its tail and disappeared.
"Croak-croak-croak!" A frog laughed. "Don’t you know that fish cannot speak?"
"Was that you who said 'Miaow'?" the Puppy asked him.
"Croak-croak-croak!" Laughed the frog again. "What s silly Puppy; frogs can only croak." And he jumped into the water...
So the Puppy went home, wet, and with a swollen nose.
Very sad, he settled himself on the rug near the sofa. And suddenly he heard: "Miaow!!!"
He jumped up and saw a fluffy striped cat sitting on the window-sill.
The cat arched her back and hissed: "Sh-sh-sh!"
And snorted: "Fr-fr-fr!"
And ran away.
The Puppy came back to his rug and fell asleep. Now he knew who said "Miaow".
Author: Suteyev V.; illustrated by Suteyev V.
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