Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The
One place suits one person, another place suits another person. For my part I prefer to live in the country, like Timmy Willie. The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouseis based on an Aesop Fable, but Beatrix Potter sets the story in the Lake District. The town mouse, Johnny, lives under the floorboards of a house in Hawkshead, and the country mouse, Timmy Willie, in a cottage garden. As she confesses at the end, the author's sympathies lie with the country mouse.