Milo and Tock were walking through the marketplace. When a large cat walked up to them. Tock growled, but the cat said,
"Please stop that, would you? I was going to ask you if you wanted a catalog."
Tock stopped. Milo asked,
"Yes, a catalog. Let me introduce myself, I am the Catalog. I make catalogs, so you know what you are buying."
At this, the cat pulled a catalog from a bag that was slung around his shoulder. He gave it to Milo who took it and saw that it advertised things being sold in the marketplace, on the front cover there was a picture of a stand that sold gourmet words.
"I gave these out before the word market was set up, because some people may not know what they want and when they take the time to come here, and the word they want isn't here they wasted valuable time. So, I made my catalogs so people know when to come, and when not to come." At this, the cat beamed proudly.
Milo thumbed through the pages.
"Thank you for the catalog.”
"You are welcome! Goodbye now!” The cat turned and walked into the crowd.