Kindness never goes unrewarded
One cold winter a lion was lying asleep in the sun. A mouse came out of its hole and began to jump over the body of the sleeping lion. This woke up the lion .
He caught the small creature and was going to crush it under his heavy paw . The mouse begged pardon and requested the lion to let it go . It also said that it might be of any help to him in future .
The lion simply laughed. He could not imagine that it could be of any help to him. He however, was moved to pity and let it go .
Shortly afterwards , the lion was caught in the net laid by the hunter in the forest . He tried his best to free himself from the net but all his efforts remained fruitless. So he began to lament .
When the mouse heard his lamentation , it came out with its young ones . They sat to work and it did not take them long to nibble at the ropes and cut them with their sharp teeth .
The lion became free and thanked the mouse for its timely help . Now he realized that even a small creature could be of help to the stronger and bigger animals .
Kindness never goes unrewarded .