February 7, 2013
February 7, 2013

The Lion and the Mouse

Directions: Read the following passage and answer the question below.

Aesop’s Fables-–  The Lion and the Mouse

A Lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him, when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying: “If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.”

The Lion laughed and let him go. It happened shortly after this, that the Lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground.

The Mouse, recognizing the lion’s roar, came and gnawed the ropes with his teeth and set him free. The Mouse exclaimed, “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you and did not expect to receive from me any repayment of your favor; I now know that it is possible for even a Mouse to contribute benefits on a Lion.”

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