A sequel to the widely successful Thomas Gray, Philosopher Cat, Philip J. Davis' latest continues the adventures of the internationally popular feline and friend. Could it be that Hans Christian Andersen - who wrote so lovingly of inchworms and ugly ducklings - was an unrepentant despiser of cats? That's the rumor that the philosophical feline, Thomas Gray, and cohort, Cambridge don Lucas Fysst, (whose last name doesn't rhyme with "fist") are determined to snuff out. In Copenhagen to attend a philosophers' convention, they go on the hunt for a missing Andersen manuscript that will set the record straight. A whimsically written and illustrated tale - part history, part parody, and all fun. Davis is Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and author of No Way: Essays on the Impossible.
1 The Soul of a Canary.- 2 Lessons in the Danish Language and Literature.- 3 The Conference.- 4 The Search Begins.- 5 Conversation with a Bouillabaisse.- 6 Thomas Gray Arrives on the Scene.- 7 The Collaboration Renewed.- 8 Found on Stroeget.- 9 The Glory of the Realm.- 10 Spectral Dialogue in Nyhavn.- 11 Lucas Fysst's Dream: The Wienerbroed and the Cat.- 12 Instructions Are Received.- 13 The Plain Brown Envelope.- 14 The Kongekat's Story.- 15 Lunch at Villa Fredenskjold.- 16 Diamonds Around Her Neck.- 17 Tea at Amalienborg.- 18 Advanced Procedures.- 19 More Pressure Is Applied.- 20 "Perhaps YOU Have".- 21 Den Lille Havfrue.- 22 Bona Fides Established.- 23 Chaos Off Camera.- 24 The Magic Mirror.- 25 A Good Bit More Is Revealed.