Mr. COX said he could not smelt a pig, but he thought he smelt a rat.
Was the occupant a rat or a skunk, and if so, what was he going to do?
I suppose I could if I wished; but then one must rat—that's a bore.
Not a rat could have crawled out since we came, nor could one have gone in.
So, he got the copper and the nails and the pot and the rat that could speak, and the Devil ...