THE TIGER AND THE MOUSE

A Tiger was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him, when the Mouse piteously

Hero - posing tigerbegged for his life, saying: “If you would only spare me, I would be sure to repay your kindness.” The Tiger laughed at the idea of a mouse ever being able to help the mighty tiger, and then he let the mouse go.

It happened shortly after this that the Tiger was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set the mighty Tiger free, exclaiming:”You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, or expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor. Now I’m the one who saved your life.

And the moral of the fable is…

It’s possible that someday, someone in your life, although as tiny as a little mouse, might be the one to help you; so even if you are a mighty Tiger, treat little people kindly!


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