The lion and the mouse

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Text commentary about the Lion and the Mouse , by  Aesop's Fables
Summary.

A lion that was sleeping caught a mouse that was going up and down by him. The mouse persuades him to make him releaseand does so. Shortly after the lion is caught by hunters and the mouse to the hear its roar approaches and frees him to gnaw ropes which tied.

About author
 Aesop was a story-teller who lived inancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. He was probably a slave or slave-teacher (pedagogs) who excelled in imparting moral instruction through stories. His most famous stories are all fables thatinvolve animals. A number of these stories were his own while a number of them were his peculiar adaptation of moral stories that existed many centuries before his time.  The net result was a vast corpusof animal stories that fascinated people of all ages.  He was prodigious in the way he came up with new stories, and they crossed many borders during his lifetime itself. The fables remain a popularchoice for moral education of children today. Many of the stories, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, TheBoy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.
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Personal opinion-------------------------------------------------
The moral of the story is that mercy brings its reward and that there is no being so small that it cannot help a greater.
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A history aswell as simple it seems very educational. Who may think that a mouse can save the King of the jungle. What has most impacted me is that it is a very old story and continues arousing interest at present.The language used is simple and I think that this story can be used from an early age.
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