All the kittens were sitting around by the old tire playing their new favorite game, Where did Macavity come from? It had been an event ever since the older cats had warned them of him. At first, they'd only traded stories about all the horrible rumors having to do with the Hidden Paw's crimes and habits.
"I heard he cuts off cats' tails and hangs them behind his throne!" Pouncival had announced this bravely after the very first discussion of the Napoleon of Crime.
"Yeah, well, Bill Bailey told me that he has a necklace made of the fangs of assassins that have tried to kill him that he hides beneath his fur," Electra grinned as she told her little bit of news.
Etcetera was the next to offer a gruesome tale. "He once robbed the Bank of England with nothing more than his claws and whiskers."
"I heard he ate a Pollicle AND he killed a human who tried placing him in the pound," Tumblebrutus declared, not to be outdone.
"I heard that he stole the crown jewels so he could be King