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The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat Lines 261-272 Summary

The Mother Walks Really, Really Slowly: Part 2

  • At least part of the problem is solved: the Cat and the Things are gone.
  • But what about the mess? As the fish astutely observes, "this mess is so big/ And so deep and so tall,/ We can not pick it up./ There is no way at all!" (269-272)
  • Yep, it's a total catastrophe. Kind of reminds us of the post-wild rumpus house in Risky Business.
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