Kindness is always rewarded
A rich man had a slave . The man was very cruel to him . So the slave became sick of his cruel treatment . He decided to run away from his master .
He got a chance and ran away to a forest. There he hid himself in a cave . As he lay there thinking , he heard the groaning of the lion .
He was frightened . As the lion came near , he saw that he was limping . The lion approached the slave and held out his paw .
The slave saw that his paw was swollen and a thorn was stuck in it . The slave drew out the thorn very gently . The lion was relieved of pain and went away . Afterwards they became friends .
By chance the slave was arrested by his master's men . He was brought to his master who ordered his men to put him before a hungry lion . The day for punishment was fixed .
The people of the town were invited to see the wonderful fight . The lion was freed from the cage to pounce upon the slave when he recognized him .
He now advanced slowly towards him and began to lick his hands out of love . It was the same lion , his friend . The slave too, patted him .
It was a wonderful sight for the people . The lion was given to him as a reward . The slave was set free .
Kindness is always rewarded .