"Pygmy Cats! Breathes there, in all the world, a mouse who is not stirred by those two words? Did the miniature monsters actually exist? Our leading mouse scientists were not certain, but they all believed the answer would be found in the Orient." Thus begins the story of an unusual quest--and one of the most baffling cases ever to confront that famous sleuth of mousedom, Basil of Baker Street. Determined to solve the mystery, Basil set sail for the Far East. Danger stalked him at every turn as he tracked down clues that led him halfway across the world to the lost island of Kataarh and the strange story of the midget cats and their mouse king!