The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Lines 160-176 Summary
They Won't Bite
- Childhood just wouldn't be complete without Thing One and Thing Two, which the Cat releases from the box.
- To our relief, the Cat reassures the kids and the fish: "These Things will not bite you./ They want to have fun" (165).
- The creatures are identical and about the size of the boy and Sally. They have white faces and necks, and bushy, blue hairdos. Quite a look.
- Ever so fashionable, they sport full-body red PJs, each with a large white circle on the chest. Inside the circles are their names: Thing One and Thing Two. That seems to be the only way to tell them apart.
- Happy and smiling, the Things run out of the box and straight for Sally and her brother.
- All they want to do is shake hands, it seems. So the boy shakes hands with Thing One and the girl shakes hands with Thing Two.