THE LION AND THE MOUSE
A Lion was sleeping. A Mouse ran over his body. He awoke and caught her. The Mouse besought him; she said:
"Let me go, and I will do you a favour!"
The Lion laughed at the Mouse for promising him a favour, and let her go.
Then the hunters caught the Lion and tied him with a rope to a tree. The Mouse heard the Lion's roar, ran up, gnawed the rope through, and said:
"Do you remember? You laughed, not thinking that I could repay, but now you see that a favour may come also from a Mouse."