The Lion and The Mouse

One day, a lion was sleeping peacefully in his den. A mouse came by and saw him. He thought it would be fun to play with the lion’s tail.

He ran up to the lion and started to nibble on his tail. The lion woke up and roared angrily. He caught the mouse in his paw and said, “How dare you disturb my sleep? You are a tiny creature. I will eat you for breakfast.”

The mouse was terrified and begged for mercy.

“Please, Mr. Lion, spare me,” he said. “I didn’t mean to annoy you. I was just playing. Please let me go. Maybe one day I can help you in return.”

The lion laughed and said, “You? Help me? How can a little mouse like you help a mighty lion like me? That’s impossible.”

But he felt pity for the mouse and decided to let him go.

“Go away,” he said. “But don’t ever bother me again.”

The mouse thanked him and ran away.

A few days later, the lion was walking in the forest when he stepped into a hunter’s trap. A net fell over him and he got tangled up.

He tried to free himself but it was no use. He roared loudly for help but no one came.

He thought he was doomed.

Suddenly, he heard a familiar voice.

“Mr. Lion, Mr. Lion, don’t worry,” it said. “I’m here to help you.”

It was the mouse who had come to his rescue.

He quickly gnawed at the ropes with his sharp teeth and cut them one by one.

Soon, the lion was free from the net.

He looked at the mouse with gratitude and said, “Thank you, my friend. You have saved my life. You were right. Even a little mouse can help a mighty lion.”

He apologized for being rude to him before and they became friends.

Moral: No act of kindness is ever wasted