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IN WHAT WAY WAS THE BLACK CAT ON THE GIN BARREL DIFFRENTE FORM pLUTO?
-- Anonymous, November 02, 2000
The answer to your question is very simple. If you have read the tale you will be aware of the fact that the second cat, the one which appears atop the gin barrel possesses one strikingly distinguishing feature which differentiates it from Pluto (the original feline): the second cat has a splotch of white covering its front section, resembling the shape of the gallows (in anticipation of the fate of the narrator).
Whether this second cat is a reincarnation of Pluto or a different feline altogether is open to debate, subject to individual interpretation.
I hope that this satisfactorily answers your query:
-- Anonymous, November 03, 2000