The Mouse & The Lion – Aesop

One day a lion was sleeping in front of its cave.

At that time a little mouse playing nearby by chance ran over the lion’s body.

Lion woke very angry and started searching for who disturbed his sleep.

He found the little mouse nearby and said, “How dare you tease me? I will kill you.’’

The mouse begged for its life.

It said, ‘’Your Majesty, I am a tiny creature. If you kill a poor creature like me, it will do you no honor. Save my life this time.”

Out of pity the lion let the mouse go.

Some days after, the lion was caught in a hunter’s net.

Lion tried hard but could not get out. He began to roar.

The mouse heard the roar of the lion.

It at once came to the net and said, “Your Majesty, please be quiet. I will gnaw at the ropes of the net with my little sharp teeth. Then you will be released.’’

The mouse cut the net into pieces with its teeth and set the lion free.

The lion said, “Dear little friend, thank you very much. You have saved my life.”

Moral of the story: Being kind to someone is never a waste.

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