"How will she explain it?"

They would all be waiting, staring in disbelief as poor Anna tried to invent a story that sounded somehow more plausible than what had actually taken place. Even Anna could not be certain that she believed her own eyes. And just wait until the cat found out-she would be in quite some trouble then.

"Of course, she could outrun them all"

On a very clear day, when it was safe to go out of doors without her rubber boots on, Anna could often be heard to boast that she was so fast, she could outrun her own shadow.