When three old maids meet for a cup of tea thus,
Do you think it's themselves or the times they discuss?
You'll find that it's not if you list at the door;
It's the dreadful goings-on of old maid Number Four.
Three tabby cats wearing dresses and aprons are seated around a small table set for tea. The middle cat is pouring a cup for herself. All three are peering through spectacles and have on little lacy caps. This antique cat illustration is from an 1899 children's book.