Puss

-in-

Boots

had

raced

off

ahead

of

the

coach.

Soon

he

came

to

some

men

who

were

cutting

corn

in

a

field.

“When

the

king

passes

this

way,

said

Puss

-in-

Boots

fiercely,

“tell

him

this

cornfield

and

all

this

land

belong

to

your

master,

the

Marquis

of

Carabas.

The

men

were

so

frightened

of

the

fierce

talking

cat

that

they

did

just

as

they

were

told.

The

king

was

very

pleased

to

hear

that

the

Marquis

of

Carabas

owned

so

much

land.