Once Upon a Time There Was a Tiny Mouse (c.1943)
Once upon a time there was a tiny mouse. It heard that the woman who ruled the house had set the large cat to catch it and its siblings. The poor little mice sought shelter in all corners of the house, but when one of them tried to find a better hiding place, the cat ate it and continued to eat one after the other. Now it was the turn of the tiny mouse, but it was clever and stayed in its hiding place until the cat fell asleep.