Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Be kind and be yourself

     I still don't have a book that will take a while to read. I think I'll have to go to the librarySo, instead I read Aesop's Fables there's about 26 short stories in it. Each story has a short moral at the end. My favorite ones were "The Lion and the Mouse" and the "The Donkey in the Lions Skin." The moral from "The Lion and the Mouse" was "No act of kindness no matter how small, is ever wasted." And the moral from "The Donkey in the Lions Skin" is "No disguise will hide one's true character." I feel it's important that we listen to these morals and live by them. So, just be kind and be yourself. 


The stories are below they are word for word I got theses directly from the book Aesop's fables.


                                                          The Lion and the Mouse


   A Lion sleeping in his lair was awakened by a Mouse running over his face.Losing his temper, he seized it with his paw and was about to kill it. The mouse terrified, piteously entreated him to spare his life.
      "Please let me go," it cried, "and one day I will repay you for your kindness." The idea of so insignificant a creature ever being able to do anything for him amused the Lion so much that he laughed aloud and good-humoredly let it go. But the Mouse's chance came after all.
        One day the lion got entangled in a net which had been spread for game by some hunters, and the Mouse heard and recognized his roars of anger and ran to the spot. Without more ado, it set to work to gnaw at the ropes with its teeth and succeeded before long in setting the lion free.
         "There!" Said the mouse. "You laughed at me when I promised I would repay you: but now you see, even a mouse can help a lion." -Aesop




                                                    The Donkey in the Lion's Skin



         A Donkey found a Lion's skins and dressed himself up in it. Then he went about frightening every one he meet, for they all took him to be a lion, men and beasts alike, and took to their heels when they saw him coming. Elated by the success of his trick, he loudly brayed in triumph. The fox heard him and recognized him at once for the Donkey he was and said to him, "Oh, my friend, it's you, is it? I, too should have been afraid if I hadn't heard your voice." -Aesop




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