The Lion and The Mouse


Once when a lion, the king of the jungle, was asleep, a little mouse began running up and down on him. This soon awakened the lion, who placed his huge paw on the mouse, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

"Pardon, O King!" cried the little mouse. "Forgive me this time. I shall never repeat it and I shall never forget your kindness. And who knows, I may be able to do you a good turn one of these days!”

The lion was so tickled by the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he lifted his paw and let him go. Sometime later, a few hunters captured the lion, and tied him to a tree. After that they went in search of a wagon, to take him to the zoo. Short Stories Just then the little mouse happened to pass by. On seeing the lion’s plight, he ran up to him and gnawed away the ropes that bound him, the king of the jungle.

"Was I not right?" said the little mouse, very happy to help the lion.

Indonesian:
Suatu ketika, seorang siang, sang raja hutan, sedang tidur. Seekor tikus berlarian sambil meloncatinya. Tentu saja singa itu bangun dan mengarahkan rahangnya ke tikus itu, siap melahap.

"Maafkan aku Tuanku Raja." Tangis tikus. "Ampuni aku kali ini. Aku tidak akan mengulanginya dan tidak akan melupakan kebaikanmu. Dan siapa tahu, aku mungkin akan menolongmu kelak!"

Sang Singa merasa senang dengan ide tikus untuk membantu dia, lantas membiarkan tikus itu pergi. Beberapa waktu berlalu, sekelompok pemburu menangkap singa dan mengikatkan di pohon. Setelah itu mereka mencari kendaraan untuk mengangkut singa ke kebun binatang. Singkat cerita, seekor tikus kecil tak sengaja lewat. Ketika melihat keadaan singa yang menyedihkan, dia berlari menghampirinya dan menggerogoti tali yang mengikat singa itu sampai putus.

"Benar kan apa yang aku katakan?" kata Tikus yang gembira sudah membantu singa itu.

The Lion and The Mouse Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Yohanes Octa

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