In the year 1812, all the mice came together in council, to
discuss the best means of protecting themselves against the
attacks of the cat.
After many suggestions 'had been' debated, a Mouse
'of some standing' and experience 'got up' and
said, "I think I have 'hit upon' a plan which will ensure our safety 'in the future', provided you approve and 'carry it out'. It is that we should fasten a bell around the neck of our enemy the cat, which will warn us of her approach."
This proposal was warmly applauded, and it 'had been'
decided to adopt it, when an old Mouse 'got upon his feet' and said, "I agree with you all that the plan 'before us' is
admirable: but may I ask who 'is going to' bell the cat?"
'No one' ' stood up'.
Moral: It is easy to propose impossible plans