The town mouse ate very sparingly nibbling a little of this and a little of that and by her manner making it very plain that she ate the simple food only to be polite after the meal the friends had a long talk or rather the town mouse talked about her life in the city while the country mouse listened. The town mouse and the country mouse is one of aesops fablesit is number 352 in the perry index and type 112 in aarne thompsons folk tale index like several other elements in aesops fables town mouse and country mouse has become an english idiom. A country mouse a plain sensible sort of fellow was once visited by a former companion of his who lived in a neighbouring city the country mouse put before his friend some fine peas some choice bacon and a bit of rare old stilton and called upon him to eat heartily of the good cheer. The town mouse and the country mouse helen ward on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a gorgeously illustrated and poetically written classic set in a 1930s era city at christmastime rediscover the tale of the simple country mouse. In the original tale a proud town mouse visits his cousin in the country the country mouse offers the city mouse a meal of simple country cuisine at which the visitor scoffs and invites the
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