MANXMOUSE Author:Paul Gallico An old ceramist made mice, only mice. Everyone praised them, but he thought somehow each one lacked the essence of mouse-hood. One night he got tiddly and was convinced he could make the PERFECT MOUSE. The next day he found he made his mouse with a body like a possum, hind legs like a kangaroo, ears like a rabbit, and no tail. And he'd paint... more »ed it blue! And yet it had the very essence of a mouse. So, of course, it became a living mouse and - since it had no tail - a Manx mouse.