The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

In a sunny forest, where the leaves danced gently in the breeze, a mighty lion rested under a large tree. He had just finished his lunch and was sleeping soundly while birds chirped overhead.

As the lion was sleeping, a small, curious mouse crawled out of her hiding place. Without noticing the lion, she started looking for food. Suddenly, she accidentally ran over one of his huge paws. The lion woke up with a roar and grabbed the mouse.

“Please, mighty lion, spare me!” squeaked the little mouse anxiously. “One day, I might be of help to you.”

The lion laughed. 

“How could you, so small and weak, ever be of help to me, the king of animals?” he asked. But he was in a good mood and let the mouse go.

A few days later, the lion was walking through the forest when he fell into a net set by hunters. He could not free himself, no matter what he tried. His roar echoed through the forest.

The little mouse recognized the lion’s voice and ran towards the sound. When she found him caught in the net, she knew what to do. 

“Don’t worry, mighty lion, I’ll help you!” she called out bravely.

The mouse began to chew through the net with her sharp little teeth. She nibbled and nibbled until the lion was finally free. The lion was surprised and very grateful.

“You were right, little mouse,” he said. “Even the smallest creatures can be helpful. Thank you for saving my life.”

What is the moral of The Lion and the Mouse?
This story shows us not to underestimate a person, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. Everyone has something valuable to offer, and often the smallest gestures have the biggest impact. The story also teaches us to show gratitude and humility, regardless of our strength or position.
What do you think?
From your point of view, what is the moral of this fable? Let us know in the comments!

Note: This story is based on Aesop’s fable, written around 600 BC. It was modernized and illustrated by us.

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