The Lion And The Mouse
A huge strong lion was fast asleep in a dense jungle. A timid little mouse was passing by that way. Without realizing, the mouse bumped into the lion. The lion as disturbed. Getting up from his slumber, he caught hold of the mouse and roared, “You silly little creature! How dare you wake me up from my sleep? Don’t you know who I am?”
The mouse was terrified. “Spare me please!” he begged. “Let me go. I wouldn’t even be enough for your snack. Someday I will surely repay you.”
“Ha! Ha! Ha!” the lion laughed at the mouse’s words. “How can a puny creature like you be of any help to me?”
Seeing tears in the mouse’s eyes made the lion feel sorry. Even though he was strong, he was kind hearted. He set the mouse free.
Some days later, the lion went out hunting for his prey. Just then, a hunter’s net fell on him.
Unable to free himself, he filled the forest with his angry roaring, “Grrr! Grrrr!”
Far away, the little mouse recognized his cry for help and rushed to him. The mouse found the lion struggling in the net. The mouse started gnawing at the net with his sharp teeth. Very soon the lion was free. The grateful lion thanked the mouse for his timely help.
“An act if kindness is always rewarded!”