One day a lion sleeping in a forest. A mouse was playing nearby. By chance it ran over the lion’s body. The lion woke up and became very angry. He caught the mouse and was about to kill it. The mouse begged for its life. It also told the lion that it would pay back his kindness someday. The lion laughed at this and out of pity let the mouse go. Some days later the lion was caught in a hunter’s net. He tried hard but could not get out. He began to roar. The mouse heard the roar of the lion. It at once came to the net and cut it with its little sharp teeth and set the lion free. The lion thanked the mouse. He realized that help may come even from the smallest friend.