The Robber Kitten, copyright 1891, a rare and unusual fairy tale originally written by the beloved Robert Michael Ballantyne in 1858 under the pseudonym "Comus", introduces Fairy Tale Fridays on Vintage Catnip. Fairy Tale Fridays will include fairy tales, nursery rhymes, short stories for children and so on, in serial form.
The Robber Kitten is a funny and violent tale probably only for us adults to enjoy now, as acceptable fairy tales in our current times are sanitized to bland mediocrity by comparison. I adored fairy tales as a child, and I was reading the old style tales filled with evil, murder, mystery, and abuse. Bluebeard scared the, ah, daylights, out of me, and yet I reread it countless times. Those were the days, sigh. Anywaay, I hope you enjoy The Robber Kitten - he is one baaad cat.