The lion and the mouse is one of aesops fables numbered 150 in the perry index there are also eastern variants of the story all of which demonstrate mutual dependence regardless of size or status in the renaissance the fable was provided with a sequel condemning social ambition. The mouse knew the voice and quickly found the lion struggling in the net running to one of the great ropes that bound him she gnawed it until it parted and soon the lion was free you laughed when i said i would repay you said the mouse. The lion the mouse jerry pinkney on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the caldecott award winning and new york times bestselling fable of compassion and kindness retold by acclaimed artist jerry pinkney in award winning artist jerry pinkneys wordless adaptation of one of aesops most beloved fables. The lion extends mercy to the mouse who promises to repay the favor someday the lion laughs at the thought that someone so small could make a difference for himself but many years later he is caught in a trap and the mouse is able to free him. The lion was so taken at the idea of the mouse being able to help him that he let him go some time after the lion was caught in a trap and the hunters tied him to a tree just then the little mouse happened to pass by and seeing the sad plight of the lion went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the king of the beasts
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