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One of the friars from Martin's priory walked into a room near the kitchen to find a strange sight. At Martin's feet were a dog and a cat eating peacefully from the same bowl of soup. Suddenly a little mouse stuck his head out from a hole in the wall. Martin, without hesitation, spoke to the mouse, "Don't be afraid, little one. If you're hungry come and eat with the others." The mouse hesitated but then scampered to the bowl of soup from which the dog and cat were eating. The friar who was watching all this could not speak. Here before his eyes, at the feet of the mulatto Saint Martin, a dog, a cat, and a mouse were eating from the same bowl of soup, natural enemies eating peacefully side by side.