The story of the lion and the mouse

 The story of the lion and the mouse

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 on the mouse and opened up his big jaws to eat him. 

“Pardon, O King,“ cried the little mouse: “Forgive me this time! I shall never forget it.

Who knows, maybe one day I will be able to help you! “ 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 after the lion was caught in a trap; and the hunters, who desired to carry him alive to the king, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on. 

Just then the little mouse happened to pass by and, seeing the sad plight in which the lion was, he went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the king of beasts. 

“Was I not right?“

said the little mouse. 

Little friends may prove great friends"