Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Fables always contain a moral. In other words, morals teach an important lesson about human nature that is clear and convincing. It is the moral lessons they teach that make them live through the centuries. Parents use them to teach their children important lessons that will prepare them to live well with their friends and family.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Two men were travelling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of the men climbed up quickly into a tree and hid himself in the branches. The other man, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground. When the Bear came up and felt the man with his nose, and smelt the man all over, the man held his breath and pretended to look dead. The Bear soon left the man, for it is said that a Bear will not touch a dead body. When the Bear was quite gone, the other Traveller came down from the tree, and happily asked his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. “He gave me this advice,” his companion replied. “Never travel with a friend who deserts you when danger approaches.” We often say in English that a “friend in need, is a friend indeed”. This means that true friends stay around when you are in trouble and help you; therefore, when you have trouble you will soon know who your true friends are.
A Lion was sleeping in the jungle. A little Mouse, was running in the grass and ran over the Lion's head and nose. The Lion opened his eyes and roared loudly. Then,he put his paw over the little Mouse. He was about to kill him, when the little Mouse cried: "Pardon me, King. Please" " If you forgive me this time, I will never forget your kindness" "If you respect my life, I will help you another time too" The Mouse was frightened. The Lion laughed "How could a tiny creature like you help me? "Ok, you're not so much a good meal" the lion said, looking at the Mouse.He took his paw off the little prisoner and the Mouse quickly went away. Some time after, some hunters wanted to capture the Lion alive with a rope net. The Lion fell into the trap. He was roaring and tried to free himself. The lion thought he will never escape. Just then the little Mouse passed by, he listened the poor Lion's roars, then he discovered him in the trap. Remembering his promise, he thought: "That is the Lion who did not eat me once". The Mouse said to him: "I'll help you to get out of this trap" and he ran to help the Lion. With his sharp little teeth the Mouse broke the ropes. When the Lion was free, the Mouse said: "Now, you see I was right" Moral of Aesops Fable: Little friends may prove great friends.