The Lion and the Mouse

Once when a Lion was asleep, a tiny Mouse began scampering up and 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, I might be able to do you a turn some of these days?’ said the Mouse. The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he lifted up his paw and let him go.

Sometime after, the Lion was caught in a trap and the hunters. They wanted to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went to search for a truck to carry him on. Just then, the little Mouse happened to pass by and seeing the sad state in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the blasts. ‘Was I not right?’ said the small Mouse.

Little friends may prove great friends.