There was once a young Shepherd’s Boy who tended his sheep all day, at the foot of a mountain which was near a dark forest
. It was rather lonely
for him all day, so he thought
of a plan
by which he could get a little company as well as some excitement
He rushed down toward the village
calling out "Wolf, ‘Wolf,”. All of the villagers came out to meet him. Some of the villagers stopped with him for a long time to make sure the wolf wasn’t going to return.
This pleased the boy so much. He loved the company. He loved the fact
that everyone cared for him enough to spend time with him when they thought
he was in danger.
Then a few days later he tried the same trick, and again the villagers came to his help.
this every day for the next week. Each day the villagers came to protect
the boy. Each day they believed the boy less and less.
But shortly after this a wolf did come out from the forest
and began to scare
the sheep and the boy, and the boy, of course, cried out "Wolf, Wolf," louder than before. However, this time the villagers who had been fooled many times before, thought
the boy was again lying to them, and this time nobody bothered to come to his help.
So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy's sheep, and when the boy complained, the wise
man of the village
"A LIAR WILL NOT BE BELIEVED, EVEN
WHEN HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH."