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Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

The Lion and the mouse Story


Let me tell you the story of the lion and the mouse. One day, a small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his long whiskers and his great mane.
“Since he’s sleeping,” thought the mouse, “he’ll never suspect I’m here!”
With that, the little mouse climbed up onto the lion’s tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg and jumped off of its paw. The lion awoke and quickly caught the mouse between its claws.
“Please,” said the mouse, “let me go and I’ll come back and help you someday.”

The lion laughed, “You are so small! How could ever help me?”
The lion laughed so hard he had to hold his belly! The mouse jumped to freedom and ran until she was far, far away.
The next day, two hunters came to the jungle. They went to the lion’s lair. They set a huge rope snare. When the lion came home that night, he stepped into the trap.

He roared! He wept! But he couldn’t pull himself free.
The mouse heard the lion’s pitiful roar and came back to help him. Do you know how she did it?
Well, she eyed the trap and noticed the one thick rope that held it together. She began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke. The lion was able to shake off the other ropes that held him tight. He stood up free again!
The lion turned to the mouse and said, “Dear friend, I was foolish to ridicule you for being small. You helped me by saving my life after all!”

Source: Joko Priyana, Triyani Retno Putri Saridewi, Yuliyanti Rahayu, Interlanguage: English for Senior High School Students XII Science and Social Study Programe, Jakarta, Pusat Perbukuan Depdiknas, 2008.

Image: from internet google image with keywords "lion and mouse"

Regards,


Banjarmasin, 14 Maret 2011
Kalimantan Selatan. 09:09 AM WITA.

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