The Lion and The Mouse
Once when a lion was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon awoke the lion, who placed his huge paw upon the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him. “Pardon, O King,” cried the little mouse “forgive me this time. I shall never forget it, who knows I may be able to do you a good tum some of these days?” The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the mouse being able to help him. Then he lifted up his paw and let him go.
Sometime after, the lion was caught in a trap. Some hunters who wanted to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him in. Just then the little mouse happened to pass by and see the sad plight in which the lion was.
The little mouse went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the king of the beasts. Soon after the little mouse had finished gnawing away the ropes, he asked the lion to run away.
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To entertain the readers
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