Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks.
The Wise Mouse
"You thieving mouse, I will _____________ (get , got) you !" the cat shouted as he chased _________ (before , after) the mouse. The mouse _________ (is , was) soon caught and ___________ (ate , eaten) by the cat.
Other mice, watching _______ (in , from) the attic shook ________ (in , with) fear that they might __________ (become , because) the next victims. One of the mice said, "We must __________ (think , thought) of a good plan to keep the cat away, ____________ (because , otherwise) we will be eaten too."
A ________ (wise , stupid) mouse said, "That's simple. Just place a bell ____________ (around , on) the cat's neck. The ____________ (tinkling , alarm) of the bell will tell us that the cat is ________ (nearby , there) and will ___________ (give , tell) us time to escape."
Everyone ___________ (was , were) impressed __________ (on , with) the plan and said, "____________ (Its , It's) a great idea. You are ___________ (instead , indeed) wise.
The mouse confidently answered, "Oh! __________ (This , That) was simple."