Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fables - which moral fits?

Room 9 are looking at Fables this week.

Have a read of this fable and try and work out what the moral of the fable is at the end. Put your answer in as a comment.

The Lion and the Mouse

Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.

"Pardon, O King," cried the little Mouse: "forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?" The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed awaythe ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?"
said the little Mouse.

Is the moral:

A) "Do not count your chickens before they are hatched."

B) "Little friends may prove great friends."

C) "Appearances are deceptive"

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