The selfish cat

 
Contributed by : Ravina Sewani   
The selfish cat

This is a story of cat, mongoose and mouse.

Moral(s) of the story: selfishness

Once a cat was caught in a hunter’s net. A mouse, living in a nearby hole, saw this and started playing around the cat. After a while, the mouse noticed a mongoose approaching with an intent to kill him.

The mouse thought to himself, “When the hunter takes away the cat, the mongoose will not spare me.” So he went to the cat and proposed a deal.

He told the cat “I can cut the net if you promise to save my life from the mongoose.” The cat agreed. The mouse started cutting the net slowly and freed the cat only when the hunter was just near the cat. The cat took to heels and so ran the mongoose too and the mouse quickly went for his hole.

A few days later, the cat was hungry and went to the hole of the mouse and requested him to come out for a game. The mouse was smart enough to understand the cat’s intent and replied, “I sought friendship and saved you to save my life in turn. I never expected that you would take such an ugly turn.


Moral:

Don’t nurture friendship with selfish people.




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