was a fat rat who had lived happily for years at house,
in a hole in the kitchen wall, behind the . Nobody but
knew that lived there, and they had agreed to keep it a secret. One day,
came to warn that his parents were getting rid of the
and that he had better look for a new place to live.
quickly packed his things in an old sack tied with a and
ventured out from behind the to find a new home. First, he ran across
the and found a few pieces of that had fallen from the
dinner table. He untied the from his sack and put the
away for a snack later.
made his way into another and found a brightly colored
that had been left on the floor next to baby sister’s
playpen. enjoyed looking at the pretty colors and decided to take the
with him to decorate his new home. He untied the
and opened the sack to put the in next to the .
By now the sack was getting heavy, and was getting tired.
He found a cozy spot to lie down under the corner of a large . He
nibbled on some of the that he had saved for a snack and then quickly
fell fast asleep.
woke with a start as he heard a lot of racket coming from the other
where he had come from. He panicked as he realized that he had not
yet found a place to live, and he was very worried that he would be caught by
parents. When the noise stopped, decided to head back
to the other where his home had been.
squeaked with delight as he peeked around the corner and saw a
brand new in place of the old one. When he was sure it was safe, he
raced across the and quidkly found his way back to the hole in the wall
behind the new .
For the last time, untied the from the
sack and put his new in the corner of his home. He sat
and admired it as he munched on the last pieces of . He was glad that
parents decided to get a new .