Little mice eat small tubers and left over starchy foods. Mice arecommon in areas where there is a lot of decaying food. They like tohide in markets so that they can feed on t…ubers and other discardedfruit peels. (MORE)
I remember the title of the story - I used to drive my father potty with it by asking my dad to read it to me as a bedtime story EVERY night! It came out of a book of other st…ories, maybe an anthology, but I haven't a clue who wrote it. I think I recall that the little man in question made his appearance from a chimney, had a beard and smoked an old-fashioned clay pipe which he lit with a coal from the fire (there was a black and white line illustration). My memory of these facts may be inaccurate or distorted by time - I must have been all of three or four at the time - but I would love to get my hands on a copy of that book to try and discover what I found so fascinating and compelling about that tale. (MORE)
They had saved for a while anyway. Candy was in on it too he had some saved up and they all had $50 coming at the end of the month. .
The place they wanted was a dream ranch …basically with a windmill, house, cats, dogs, rabbits, horses etc close to the river with lots of crops. (MORE)
The title is taken from a Robert Burn's poem titled "To A Mouse." In the poem, a plow overturns a mouse's burrow, to which Burns writes, "The best laid plans of mice and men o…ften go awry." Just like the mouse, George and Lennie's dream to have a plot of land of their own and be their own bosses is shattered by unforeseeable circumstances. (MORE)
In medical Latin little mice on the body meant muscles. The origin of the word muscle is the Latin word musculus (plural musculi) which meant little mouse/rodent: mus + the …diminutive culus. The word mus referred to rodents in general; it could mean rat or even larger rodents, such as a marmot. Mice and rats were distinguished by "little" and "big": Mus Minimus, "little" mouse Mus Maximus, "big" mouse/rat. Anatomist and doctors came up with the name musculus because to them the muscles looked like the belly of a mouse/rodent. Mus could also be used as a nickname for small people because a mouse/rodent is small. (MORE)