The Lion and The Mouse

One day a Lion slept in the jungle. A tiny mouse ran over the Lion’s head and down his nose. The Lion awoke with a loud roar. He was very angry. His paw caught the little mouse.The Lion opened his huge jaws to swallow the mouse “Pardon me. O King, I beg of you. “Cried the frightened mouse.“If you forgive me this time, i will never forget your kindness. I meant no harm and I certainly didn’t want to disturb your majesty. If you let me stay a live, I can do you a good turn, too”.The Lion began to laugh. He laughed and laughed. “How could a tiny creature like you ever do anything to help me ? “And he shook with laughter. “Oh well, “he shrugged, looking down at the frightened mouse,” you’re not so much of a meal anyway.Then, he released his paw from the mouse and the mouse quickly ran away.Some time after this, some hunters, tried to capture the Lion alive. They set up rope nets in the jungle. The Lion fell in to the trap. He roared and thras hed.His thunderous bellows sent through the jungle.The tiny mouse heard the Lion’s roars.“That may be the Lion who once freed me” he said remembering his promise. And he ran to see whether he could help.Discovering the sad Lion, the mouse said to him “Stop, stop ! you must not roar. If you make so much noise, the hunters will come and capture you. I’ll get you out of this trap”With his shalp little teeth, the mouse gnawed at the ropes until they broke. The Lion stepped out of the het and was free. The mouse said. Now, wa i not right ?”“Thank you, good mouse,” Said Lion gently. “You did help me. I see now that kindness is always worth while,’.
                                                        The Lonely Landy
One day, there was a porcupine named Landy. He was lonely. No one wanted to play with him, because they were afraid of his spike.“Dear Landy. We don’t want to play with you because your spikes are too sharp. We don’t want you to hurts us,” said Cici the rabbit one day.“Cici is right, Landy. It is not because you’re bad or rude to us, no, Landy. Just because of your spikes. They will stab us if we close to you,” said Tito the rooster.Landy felt lonely. Landy spent most of the time day dreaming at the river bank, “I would be happy if there were no spikes on my body.”Suddenly, Kuku the turtle appeared from the river. He came to Landy and said, “Landy, what are you thinking of ?”“Oh, nothing,” Landy replied.“Don’t lie to me, Landy! Who knows I can help you,” said Kuku wisely. Then he sat beside Landy. He wasn’t afraid of Landy’s spikes. Shortly, Landy told his problem. Kuku nodded his head. He said, “Poor you. But it isn’t your fault. I know, your spikes are very useful and helpful for you. They will realize it someday. Trust me!”“Thanks, Kuku. You are my best friend.”One day, Koko the frog held his birthday party. He invited all his friends, including Landy. But he decided not to come. He didn’t want to mess up the party.“I’ll come with you Landy. I’ll tell everyone that you’re harmless,” said Kuku. Finally Landy attended the party. Everyone enjoyed it.Suddenly Tito screamed, “Help….help.…! The evil wolf is coming. Save yourself!” Then, everyone saved their lives, except Kuku and landy. Kuku pulled his head and his leg into his shell. And Landy rolled his body into a ball.Unintentionally, the evil wolf touched Landy. Of course, the spike pricked him. He screamed, “Ouch!” Since his foot was bleeding, he didn’t chase Landy’s friends any longer. Then, he ran away.“Horray….horray….! Long live Landy! He saved our lives,” said Cici and her friends. They thanked him from then on. Landy wasn’t lonely anymore.

Moral  value  : We should not underestimate someone’s bad physical appearance.