Time Cat

The Remarkable Journeys of Jason and Gareth

Lloyd Alexander

Square Fish

Gareth, who had been drowsing on top of Jason’s pillow, uncurled and climbed onto the boy’s lap. Jason stroked the cat and ran his finger over Gareth’s only white spot -- on his chest, a T-shaped mark with a loop over the crossbar.
“Lucky Gareth,” Jason sighed, lying back and closing his eyes, “I wish I had nine lives.”
The cat stopped purring. “I wish I did too,” he said.