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Lion and the Mouse

Once when a lion, the king of the jungle, was asleep, a little
mouse began running up and down on him. This soon
awakened the lion, who placed his huge paw on the mouse,
and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

"Pardon, O King!" cried the little mouse. "Forgive me this


time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your
kindness. And who knows, I may be able to do you a good
turn one of these days!

The lion was so tickled by the idea of the mouse being able
to help him that he lifted his paw and let him go.

Sometime later, a few hunters captured the lion, and tied


him to a tree. After that they went in search of a wagon, to
take him to the zoo.

Just then the little mouse happened to pass by. On seeing


the lions plight, he ran up to him and gnawed away the
ropes that bound him, the king of the jungle.

"Was I not right?" said the little mouse, very happy to help
the lion.

MORAL: Small acts of kindness will be rewarded


greatly.

The Rabbit and the Tortoise

There once was a speedy Rabbit who bragged about how


fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, the Tortoise
challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest
gathered to watch.

The Rabbit ran down the road for a while and then paused
to rest. He looked back at the tortoise and cried out, "How
do you expect to win this race when you are walking along
at your slow, slow pace?"

The Rabbit stretched himself out alongside the road and fell
asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."
The Tortoise walked and walked, never ever stopping until he
came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise


that they woke up the Rabbit. The Rabbit stretched, yawned and
began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise had already
crossed the finish line.

Jims Puppy

Jims father gifted Jim a puppy on his tenth birthday. Jim named the puppy as
Brownie. Soon, Jim and Brownie became fond of each other. One Day, Jim went to
the river and caught a big fish. Jim got excited and Brownie started barking loudly,
encouraging Jim. Jim leaned down, fighting the mighty fish, he tried to grab it and he
hit his head on the side of the canoe. He fell into the water and was unable to swim.
Brownie grabbed Jims shirt and swam to the shore. Jim woke up feeling dizzy and
confused on the river bank. Brownie was licking his face and Jim smiled. Brownie
had just saved his life. Then they both headed towards the home.
After a long walk, Jim saw his father at home, standing by the shoreline. He was
waiting for Jim and brownie to return. Jim ran up to his father and told him about the
incident. Jims father thanked Brownie for saving his son. He Rubbed Brownies head
affectionately. They all smiled and went inside the home.
The Dog at the Well

Dont go near the well! Dont play round it! Mother Dog said to her children. And
they never came to the well. But once a little puppy ran to the well and stopped there.
He thought,Why cant we go to the well? Then the puppy jumped into the well to
look into it. As he climbed up the well, he saw another puppy. The puppy wagged his
tail and the puppy in the well did the same. Then the puppy held his paws up and the
same. The puppy became angry with the puppy in the well. He wanted to fight with
him, so he jumped into the well. But there was no puppy to fight with, but only water.
He cried for help but no one came to the well. He went down under the cold water and
nobody saw him again.
The Ant and the Grasshopper
On one fine summer's day in a field a Grasshopper was hopping
about in a musical mood. An ant passed by bearing along with great
toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

The grasshopper invited the ant to sit for a chat with


him. But the ant refused saying that "Im storing up food
for winter". Why dont you do the same?" asked the ant to
the grasshopper.

"Pooh! Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper;


we have got enough food at present." But the Ant went
on its way and continued its toil.

Finally, when winter came, the Grasshopper found


itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants
distributing corn and grain from their storage.

Then the Grasshopper understood that

It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.