The black cat lay out across an overhanging tree branch. To the casual observer she appeared to be slumbering away the heat of the afternoon. Anyone wise in the way of felines, though, would have noticed the twitch in the very tip of her tail.
But the cruel teenage boys who had tied a firework to the tail of one of her crew weren’t wise.
They swaggered along the pavement, stopping under her branch to pose and posture for the watching girls.
It’s very difficult to be cool and impressive with a cat attached by sixteen claws to your face…