->''"For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroe and Ophir. He is the kin of the jungle’s lords, and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa. The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language; but he is more ancient than the Sphinx, and remembers that which she hath forgotten."''
->''Can you ride on your broomstick to places quite distant,\\
Familiar with candle, with book and with bell?\\
Are you Dick Whittington's friend, the Pied Piper's assistant,\\
Or are you an alumnus of Heaven and Hell?\\
Are you mean like a minx? Are you lean like a lynx?\\
Are you keen to be seen when smelling a rat?\\
Where you there when the Pharaohs commissioned the Sphinx?\\
If you were and you are, you're a Jellicle Cat!''