The Lion and the Mouse
Fables by Aesop
A LION who had caught a Mouse was about to kill him, when the Mouse
"If you will spare my life, I will do as much for you some day."
The Lion, good-naturedly let him go. It happened shortly
afterwards that the Lion was caught by some hunters and bound with
cords. The Mouse, passing that way, and seeing that his benefactor
was helpless, gnawed off his tail.
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