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 begged for his life, saying:
"If you would only spare me, 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 in a hunter's net, and could not free himself. The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth, and set him free. He said:
"You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, never expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to help a Lion."
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