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Full text of "Expression Of The Emotions In Man And Animals"

CHAP. V.

CATS.

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quired, through the principle of antithesis, certain ex-
pressive gestures; for it is not probable that these ani-
mals, confined in cages, should have learnt them by imi-
tating dogs.

Gats.—I have already described the actions of a cat

FIG. 15.—Cat terrified at a dog.   From life, by Mr. Wood.

(fig. 0), when feeling .savage and not terrified. She as-
sumes a crouching attitude and occasionally protrudes
her fore-feet, with the claws cxscrtcd ready for striking.