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Tactics. The gentle reader is asked to understand that one morning Harold, having been over-corrected, ran away from home in order to teach his parents a lesson; but, with the approach of night, he changed his mind and slunk back, reckoning on a fine fatted-calf welcome. To his disgust his absence has not been noticed, and after some thought he draws attention to his desperate and disciplinary measure by remarking, "I see you've still got the same old cat."