Turn again, Whittington, lord mayor of London) and found that his cat had been purchased, for a large fortune, by the ruler of Morocco, whose kingdom was plagued with rats and mice. Dick was thus able to marry his master's daughter and become a successful merchant. The story was first recorded in a play, now lost, that was licensed in 1605.
See W. Besant and J. Rice, Sir Richard Whittington (1894).
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