“What I would do is this,” said Henry’s Cat very seriously. “It’s too far for one lasso, but not too far for lots of lassos tied together, so if someone can get to the island with lots of lassos then old Zeke can be pulled back. As I’m only a small cat, I could float over to the island on a small log and give the lasso to old Zeke.”
The Head Cowboy thought about it. “It’s a good idea, but we can’t pull old Zeke across the river because he can’t swim, so we’d better think up something else.”
Well, the Head Cowboy was very impressed. “Why, bless my soul, I guess you got somethin’ there Mr Pussycat. OK, boys, get started.”
They all tied their lassos together just as the cowboys in the old film had done. Then Henry’s Cat floated out to the island. Well, it didn’t take long to rescue old Zeke - thanks to Henry’s Cat. They all said how clever he was, and a real cowboy, and Henry’s Cat shrugged and said, “Aw shucks, it was nothing,” and stuck his hands in his pockets and pretended he was chewing something.
When they all got back to the ranch, the cowboys told everyone about Henry’s Cat’s idea.
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