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The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox

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The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox

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A Lion, tired by the summer’s heat, fell fast asleep in his den. A Mouse ran over his mane, nose and ears and woke him from his slumber. The Lion rose up and shook himself in great wrath, and searched every corner of his den to find the Mouse.

A Fox seeing the Lion so put out by the Mouse said: “A fine Lion you are, to be frightened of a Mouse.”

“It’s not that I’m afraid of the Mouse,” said the Lion; “I resent his familiarity and ill-breeding.”

Moral: Little liberties may be great offenses.

There are currently 6 suggested morals for “The Lion, the Mouse, and the Fox”

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  1. 1 On November 23rd, 2008, fablelover said:

    little liberties might be VERY BIG insults.

  2. 2 On March 29th, 2011, sheral said:

    great :twisted:

  3. 3 On April 7th, 2011, mia said:

    little liberties might be very BIG insaults :!:

  4. 4 On January 26th, 2012, Nesher said:

    Then the lion remembered how tasty foxes are.

    The moral of the story: When two animals are ticked off at each other, no good will come from you getting involved

  5. 5 On March 10th, 2012, Artemis said:

    The great can usually be annoyed by the small.

  6. 6 On April 23rd, 2014, TA said:

    Do not anger the mighty, for you risk their wrath.

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