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
"Pardon, O King!" cried the little Mouse, "Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat
it and I shall never forget
your kindness. And who knows, but I may be able
to do you a good turn one 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 him go.
Sometime later a few hunters captured the King and tied him to a tree while they went in search
of a wagon
Just then the little Mouse happened 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