The Cat, The Cock and the young Mouse

Once upon a time, there was a very young mouse. The mouse had never seen the world and decided to go on an adventure. When his mother was not looking, he left the house.

When he came back, the mouse looked very scared.

Mother Mouse asked, “My dear child, where did you go? I told you that you must not leave the house before you are bigger.”

The young mouse said, “I have been on a great adventure. I saw two creatures which were so big.”

Mother mouse said, “Tell me about them.”

The young mouse said, “The first creature looked very scary. He had a slab of red meat above and below his cruel mouth. He looked very restless. He was tearing the ground with his long claws. He was pecking the ground like a mad creature. He beat his hands on his sides so fast.”

Can you guess what the young mouse saw? It was the cock.

The young mouse said, “The second was a peaceful creature who looked very cute. He had long whiskers. He had orange fur which looked very soft and velvety. He had a bushy long tail which curled around him. He was fast asleep and next to him was a bowl of milk. He looked so noble and peaceful.”

“I was just about to go and wake him up when the first creature saw me and screamed. The scream was so scary I ran for my life. I would have made such good friends with the second creature.”

The Mother Mouse said, “My dear child. You are so lucky to have survived. The first creature you saw was a bird called as a cock. He may look terrifying, but he never harms a mouse. The second creature who was asleep is a cat. He would eat us if you are caught. Never judge people by their looks.”

Moral: “Do not trust alone to outward appearances.”

 

 

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