The Lion And The Mouse | Moral Story
One day, a lion was sleeping in his den. Seeing the lion asleep, a naughty little mouse, ran up his tail, onto his back and up his mane and danced and jumped on his head. The lion woke up.
He grabbed the mouse and, holding him in his large claws, roared in anger. ‘How dare you wake me up? Don’t you know that I am the King of the Beasts? Anyone who disturbs my sleep must die! I shall kill you right now!’
The poor little mouse! He was terrified. Shaking and trembling, he begged the lion to let him go. ‘Please don’t kill me Your Majesty! I committed a mistake. I did not mean to wake you. Please let me go – and I promise I will be your friend for life. Who knows but one day I could save your life?’
The lion looked at the tiny creature and laughed. ‘You will save my life? That is great,’ he said scornfully. ‘But since you have made me laugh with your jokes, I shall let you go.’ And the lion opened his claws and let the mouse go free.
‘Oh thank you, your majesty,’ squeaked the mouse. He then scurried away as fast as he could.
A few days later the lion got caught in a hunter’s net. He struggled with all his might, but he couldn’t come out of the net. He let out a roar of anger that shook the forest. Every animal, including the tiny mouse, heard the roar.
‘My friend is in trouble,’ cried the mouse. He ran as fast as he could in the direction of the lion’s roar, and soon found the lion trapped in the hunter’s snare. ‘Hold still, Your Majesty,’ said the mouse. ‘I’ll have you out of there in a jiffy!’ And without further delay, the mouse began nibbling through the ropes with his sharp little teeth. In a short while, he made the lion free
‘I did not believe that you could be of use to me, dear little mouse,’ said the lion humbly, ‘Today you saved my life.’
‘It was my turn to help you, Sir,’ replied the mouse.