Brownie was looking out of the hole in the wall.
It’s coming this way!
Don’t worry, said Daddy. The trap should take care of it.
I think it’s sad, though, said Spot. They seem quite intelligent.
They’re dangerous, my love, said Mommy. They would kill us if they had the chance. Just look at the size of it.
Not so many generations ago, the tall ones were the ones to kill rats all the time. The mass instinct ion of our species has made us strong. Now the tables are turned.
Is it true that our ancestors didn’t even speak? Said Brownie.
It is true, said Daddy.
But what happened?
No one really knows, said Mommy. We seem to have evolved out of need. Humans tried to exterminate all the rats in the world. They almost did, too. But nature has it’s ways sometimes. For generations only the most intelligent rats survived. Then everything changed.
Now humans are the pests, and we have one in our house.
A smack was heard outside of the hole.
And now we don’t.