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on: February 02, 2020, 07:34:33 PM
PseudoPod 687: The Yellow Cat

Author: Michael Joseph
Narrator: Phil Lunt
Host: Alasdair Stuart
Audio Producer: Chelsea Davis

“The Yellow Cat” originally published in Hutchinson’s Mystery Story Magazine, June 1924



Show Notes
Trophy RPG: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gauntlet/trophy-rpg?ref=discovery&term=trophy
Duggan Hill Podcast: https://dugganhill.com/
The Walken Puss In Boots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEjKmsMkPKQ



It all began when Grey was followed home, inexplicably enough, by the strange, famished yellow cat. The cat was thin with large, intense eyes which gleamed amber in the forlorn light of the lamp on the street corner. It was standing there as Grey passed, whistling dejectedly, for he had had a depressing run of luck at Grannie’s tables, and it made a slight piteous noise as it looked up at him. Then it followed at his heels, creeping along as though it expected to be kicked unceremoniously out of the way.

Grey did, indeed, make a sort of half-threatening gesture when, looking over his shoulder, he saw the yellow cat behind.

“If you were a black cat,” he muttered, “I’d welcome you—but get out!”

The cat’s melancholy amber eyes gleamed up at him, but it made no sign and continued to follow. This would have annoyed Grey in his already impatient humour, but he seemed to find a kind of savage satisfaction in the fact that he was denied even the trifling consolation of a good omen. Like all gamblers, he was intensely superstitious, although he had had experience in full measure of the futility of all supposedly luckbringing mascots. He carried a monkey’s claw sewn in the lining of his waistcoat pocket, not having the courage to throw it away. But this wretched yellow cat that ought to have been black did not irritate him as might have been expected.

He laughed softly; the restrained, unpleasant laugh of a man fighting against misfortune.

“Come on, then, you yellow devil; we’ll sup together.”




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Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 11:57:16 PM
It was well narrated. The plot didn't grab me. Ah well. I skimmed and scanned the episode, appreciated it for what it was, and moved on.  ::)

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