IF hitched the second

by emmaillustrates

Here we witness the sad moment when Dick Whittington’s cat lost all respect for him as they tried to hitch back to London.  Maybe he resented being taken back and forth across country on the whim of his master hearing a bell talk to him!

this is a hand cut paper illustration for the Illustration Friday topic hitched and i’m cheating slightly as i happened to make two, here’s the first.

Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any historical basis for the real Richard Whittington having a cat or of him hearing Bow Bells ringing out to him, and he certainly wasn’t a poor orphan. Sometimes real life doesn’t stand up too well to legend.