The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Lines 242-260 Summary
A Butterfly Net Is Appropriate
- Forced into action, the boy proves to be quite resourceful. Butterfly net in hand, he quickly captures the Things, putting a stop to the insanity.
- This victory seems to have impressed Sally, who stands just behind her brother.
- We don't know what the Cat's been doing all this time. Ever since he let the Things out of the box, he's been curiously absent.
- But now he's back, and the boy tells him to "Pack up those Things/ and […] take them away!" (253-254).
- Our Cat doesn't take this well. He's bummed that they didn't like his games.
- With his tail drooping, the Cat takes his FUN-IN-A-BOX and goes out the door.