One Day, a mouse accidentally bumped into a sleeping lion's paw. The lion woke up and put his great big paw over the mouse.
The mouse said, “I’m sorry! Don’t hurt me!”
The lion picked up the mouse to eat him.
“Please forgive me!” the mouse cried. “I won’t forget it. I might be able to help you one day.”
The lion laughed at this. “How can a little mouse help a big lion?” he asked.
“But you have made me laugh, so I will let you go.”
He put the mouse down, and the mouse ran away.
Two weeks later, the mouse heard the lion from far away.
He ran to the sound and found the lion in a net. Some hunters had caught the large animal.
The mouse waited. When the hunters left to get their wagon, he quickly began biting the net.
Soon, the net broke and lion was free. The lion put the mouse on his back and ran into the forest.
When they stopped, the mouse said, “I told you I could help you one day.”
The lion said, “I’m sorry I doubted you. Now I realize there is greatness even in a small mouse.”