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The lion and the mouse

Silver Penny Stories


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No. of pages 40

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Thsi book teaches children that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds. It is a new addition to the popular Silver Penny series. It is suitable for children aged 3 to 6. Could a tiny mouse actually help the king of the jungle? That's what a trapped mouse promises to do if his lion captor sets him free. The lion laughs-and lets him go. But when hunters trap the scared and desperate lion, the mouse proves that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds.

 

This book contains the following stories:

The Lion and the Rat
Some field mice were running hither and thither, playing their own game. They were so taken with their game that they did not notice the sleeping lion. In the course of the chase one mouse accidentally ran over the lion's paw, waking him from his slumber. The lion was cross and caught the little mouse by the tail. 'Please don't kill me' squealed the mouse 'I am so sorry'. The lion had intended to crush the little beast, but he tempered his mood and let the creature go. A few days later the lion was out hunting when he fell into a poacher's trap. Ropes wound around him and the terrified lion knew he could do nothing but wait for the hunter and his doom. But then he heard a little squeaking, and as he looked up he saw the mouse he had let go gnawing at the ropes. 'You were kind to me' said the mouse 'and now I will be kind to you'. The mouse gnawed through the ropes and the lion was able to escape.

Fables of Aesop
Each of Aesop's fables uses anthropomorphic animals to tell a tale which has a lesson or moral to teach to children. His tales are usually short and often humorous , and there are a lot of them!

This book is in the following series:

Silver Penny Stories

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