Tal`s mother and father will not let him keep a pet. He finds a
curly- haired dog and a mischievous cat, but his parents just keep
saying, "No. Maybe when you`re older..." So when Tal`s friend gives
him a little white mouse as a gift, he decides not to ask his parents for
permission, but to hide it instead.
The mouse goes everywhere with Tal and causes all sorts of funny
mishaps. And when it finally escapes from its hiding place, it wreaks
havoc in the house. So of course Tal`s mother and father find out about
it. Then Tal asks: "Can I keep it... before I`m a little older?"
Tal`s parents realize how much he wants to have a pet, and decide
to compromise: Tal can keep his mouse, but only if it lives in a cage.
(And his father even gives him a little female mouse, to keep the first
Illustrations: Hilla Havkin
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