Once when a Lion was asleep a little
Mouse began running up and down upon
him; this soon wakened the Lion, who
placed his huge paw upon him, 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 but what I may be able to do
you a turn some of these days?"
The Lion was so tickled at the idea
of the Mouse being able to help him,
that he lifted up his paw and let
Some time after the Lion was caught
in a trap, and the hunters who
desired to carry him alive to the
King, tied him to a tree while they
went in search of a wagon to carry
Just then the little Mouse happened
to pass by, and seeing the sad
plight in which the Lion was, went
up to him and soon gnawed away the
ropes that bound the King of the
Beasts. "Was I not right?"
said the little Mouse.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Little friends may prove