At the bottom of George's garden lived a little mouse called Tom. Tom Mouse had no home and no friends. He spent his long days learning to tightrope walk on the washing line and hoped that one day, George would notice him. He didn't want to be an ordinary mouse like the mice from the pet shop. He wanted to be a clever mouse who could walk on a tightrope. Trouble was, being a mouse and being so small, it was really rather hard to get noticed.