"Macavity's a ginger cat. He is very tall and thin. You'd know if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in. His brow is deeply lined in thought, his head is highly domed. His coat is dusty from neglect. His whiskers are uncombed. He sways his head from side to side with movements like a snake. . .And when you think he's fast asleep he's always WIDE AWAKE!"

So are the words of Bombalurina and Demeter. They were two of the very few who knew the kitten Macavity. The Macavity before he became the Napoleon of Crime. The other members of his kittehood group of friends included Munkustrap, Griddlebone and the queen who became his mate, Callestia. She was Bustopher Jone's younger sister, a lovely tuxedo queen with white forearms, white hind paws to her knees, white stripes on her upper thighs that resembled a garter belt and elegant silver patches at the outer corners of her eyes. She, along with the others, would all be swept into the same sad and horrific path as the unfortunate ginger tom kit who would become one of the most evil villains of London