The Best of Roald Dahl - Claud's Dog: The Ratcatcher, Rummins, Mr. Hoddy, Mr. Feasey and Champion of the World Summary & Analysis

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Claud's Dog: The Ratcatcher, Rummins, Mr. Hoddy, Mr. Feasey and Champion of the World Summary

The Ratcatcher

A ratcatcher comes to a gas station operated by Claud Cubbage. They talk about the best way to catch rats, and the ratcatcher says the best way is to hang paper bags of plaster of paris from the sewer ceilings above the water. The rats chew on the bag and dies when the powder expands. For Claud's needs, however, the rat catcher has poison for the hayrick across the road from their house. The first few days, he'll leave oats, until the rats are accustomed and then will leave the poison. However, the rats won't eat the poison, and Claud tells them they are smart rats. The ratman shows them how quickly a ferret will...

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