Girls put down reading to cuddle kittens. Illustration by Clara M Burd. Heidi & Children of the Alps. Johanna Spyri. John C. Winston Company, 1924.
“How! what! kittens!” shrieked Fraulein Rottenmeier. “Sebastian! Tinette! Find the horrid little things! take them away!” … It was all peace and quietness there now, Clara had the kittens on her lap, and Heidi was kneeling beside her, both laughing and playing with the tiny, graceful little animals.