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 repeat it and I
never forget your kindness. And who knows, but I may be able to do you
a good turn one of
The Lion was so tickled at the
idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he
lifted up his paw and let
Sometime later a few hunters
captured the King and tied him to
a tree while they went in search of a wagon
to carry him on.
Just then the little Mouse
to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, ran up
to him and soon gnawed away
the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts.
"Was I not right?" said the little Mouse, very happy
to help the
Lion.MORAL: Little friends may prove