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Tybert the Cat is second in cunning only to Reynard the Fox himself. Cats and foxes are similarly associated in Japanese folklore, although the cat is generally presented more sympathetically than the fox. Only in the nineteenth century, when love and appreciation of cats ﬁrst became widespread, did people begin to admire feline guile and hunting ability without qualiﬁcation. Charles Henry Ross compiled The Book of Cats: Feline Facts and Fancies, Legendary, Lyrical, Medical, Mirthful and Miscellaneous (1868), in 32 Tybert the cat castrates a village priest in a 15thcentury woodcut illustrating The History of Reynard the Fox.
Similar beliefs persisted among uneducated people as late as the nineteenth century, as the heroine of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South (1855) is appalled to discover. When she returns to her father’s rural parish, an old peasant woman complains that Betty Barnes has stolen her cat and roasted it alive as a magical spell to avert her husband’s anger, on the assumption that the cries of a cat in 51 agony would compel the powers of darkness to fulﬁll her wishes. 2 A cat might be a demon himself.
Its flesh is poisonous, its ‘venomous teeth’ inflict a deadly bite, and swallowing its hair unawares causes suffocation. Like Paré, he blames cats for the ailurophobes’ reaction to them: cats can ‘poison a man with very looking upon him’, since some men have a natural abhorrence of cats that causes them to ‘fall into passions, frettings, sweating, pulling off their hats, and trembling fearfully’. Cats’ expressive vocalizations suggest that they have the power of speech, and even that they ‘have a peculiar intelligible language among themselves’.