English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 36. Belling the Cat
A group of mice live happily on a farm, since the farm’s cat is too old and lazy to bother trying to catch them. Things change for the worse when a new cat arrives – she is young and a keen hunter, and as a result mice start disappearing.
The mice have a meeting to discuss the matter. They agree that the problem is that cat’s ability to sneak up on them unheard. A young mouse proposes a plan to tie a bell around the cat’s neck. All the mice agree that this is a great plan, until they find that none of them wants to take on the task of placing the bell on the cat.