Big cats are constantly circling the entryway to this mouse hole, so the mice are always wary and springy. Their most terrible adversary is the black cat.
Now, once inside the mouse hole, all is peaceful. Coiling alleyways lead up and down throughout the walls, from mouse house to mouse house, lit with little lanterns. Each mouse house has a round wooden door and a straw mat on the floor, reading "Squeak, friend, and enter". The mice like the mother mouse house best. Here, they gather at night to hear mother mouse tell fascinating tales of the outside world.
The broadest corridor, the central mouseway, leads up to the great mice meeting hall, next to the impressive cheese hoard. Once beyond the known corridors, the network becomes a real maze, with dark corners where terrible things can happen.