Peta the Cat

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Peta is a cat and has been given a very important job by government! She was the Home Office cat: the official mice-catcher in Whitehall. When she was written about by the press, she became so popular she began to receive her own letters from across the world! This letter came from America and the writer was pretending to be another famous cat, Mike the Magic Cat!

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