When I remember the best of my childhood memories, they inescapably take me back to those times when my dad used to put me to sleep by narrating stories. Today, as an adult I cherish that. But in our times, with nuclear families and busy schedules, parents find storytelling difficult.
But a story is an experience that parents share with their children. So, why not begin tonight? MomJunction brings the Aesop’s fable The Lion and the Mouse story for your kid.
The Lion And The Mouse Story
One day, the king of the forest, the mighty lion was sleeping in his den, his head resting on his massive paws. A little mouse was playing nearby. The cave was huge and dark, and one could only hear the lion snore.
Seeing the lion asleep, the mouse wondered how the king’s den looked like. So, he quietly crawled inside the cave while the lion was sleeping. But suddenly the mouse tripped into the lion’s nose, waking him up from his sleep. Seeing the mouse, the jungle king got very angry and pinned the mouse down with his paws.
He roared, “You little mouse, how dare you wake me up from my sleep? I will kill you today!”
The mouse, afraid, begged before the lion, “Please don’t kill me, Lord. If you let me go, someday, I will repay you for your kindness. I will do my best to help you!”
The lion got amused at the thought of a little mouse helping the king of all beasts. He said, “A tiny mouse like you can help a lion? I suppose you know I’m the king of the jungle! How can you help me? Ha ha ha!”
The mouse pleaded, “Please my Lord, save my life. I’m sure life will find a way out when I can be of some help to you!”
The lion pitied the mouse and let him go.