Dagon and Other Macabre Tales - The Cats of Ulthar Summary & Analysis

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The Cats of Ulthar Summary

In Ulthar, there is a law that no man may kill a cat. Before this law, there was an old cotter and his wife that loved to catch and kill cats in gruesome ways. If a cat lover in Ulthar was unlucky enough to let his cat wander near the old cotter and his wife's house, he would, no doubt, never see his cat again.

One day, some travelers from the south made their way into Ulthar and stopped for a few days. Their carriages had engraved figures of humans with the heads of cats and other animals. One of travelers, a young boy named Menes, had a black kitten that he loved and played with. On the third day, his kitten went missing. He looked for his cat everywhere until eventually some of the townspeople told...

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