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Friday, June 18, 2021

The Elephants And The Mice

The Elephants And The Mice


Yet another moral story from the Panchatantra.

In an earthquake-hit village abandoned by humans, a colony of mice lived. Near the village was a lake, which was used by a herd of elephants.

The elephants would have to cross the village to go to the lake. Thus, one day, as they walked through, they trampled a lot of mice.


The leader of the mice met with the elephants and requested them to take a different route to the lake. He promised them that they favour would be returned in the time of their need.

The elephants laughed. How could such small mice help these large elephants in any way? But then, they agreed to take a different route.


Not-so-long-after, the mice heard that hunters had caught the herd of elephants and were tied in nets.

Immediately, they rush to rescue the elephants. They gnawed through the nets and ropes with their sharp teeth.

The leader of the elephants repeatedly thanked the mice for their help!

Moral of the story

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Make sure you help your friends out whenever they need it. They should always be able to count on you.

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