There was once a mousewife who was different than her husband. 'I think about Cheese. Why don't you think about cheese?' he asked her. But the mousewife would look at the world beyond the windowpanes as the seasons changed, and would think about the world that seemed so far away. Then, one day, a turtledove arrived. He would not eat, but told the mousewife of dew, wind, wet, and weather. With her little children to think of, food to get (for her husbandmouse's digestion kept him from finding food, though never from visiting friends), she cherishes her time with the dove, but sees that a cage would never do for one made to fly. Hardcover.