One day a lion was waken from his
afternoon nap by a group of mice
scurrying all about him. Swat went
his huge paw upon one the little
creatures. The mouse pleaded for mercy
from the stately beast. The lion took
compassion upon the tiny mouse and
released him. A few days later, the
lion became trapped in a hunter's net.
His roars made the whole forest
tremble. The little mouse whose life
was spared approached the lion in the
snare and used his sharp little teeth
to gnaw the strong ropes until the
lion was free.