Lion and the Mouse Rhyme

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Lion lies sleeping, silent and still,

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Along comes a mouse and thinks he’s a hill.

Up the great body, the little mouse goes,

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Through mane, across ear, and down Lion’s nose.

But Lion wakes up and gives a great roar,

Catches poor Mouse in his long cruel claw.

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“How dare you walk over your king and your Lord!

For this only death shall be your reward.”

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The little mouse shivers and shudders with fright,

Tries hard to think how to put things a-right.

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“Forgive my mistake, mighty Lion, I pray,

And I promise to help you too some day.”

At this Lion laughs and shakes to and fro,

But he’s now in good humor and lets the mouse go.

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Days come and days go, and some hunters pass by

Who set a great lion-trap cunning and sly.

Lion walks in, unaware of the threat,

And suddenly finds himself caught in a net.

Frustrated he roars with wrath and despair;

Little Mouse hears how he’s caught in a snare.

She remembers her promise and runs without pause

To the spot where the Lion so rages and roars.

Her sharp little teeth set to gnawing the rope,

Thread after thread, now the Lion feels hope.

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Soon there’s a hole and the Lion is freed.

The Mouse has kept her promise indeed!

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The End

Meet the Brilliant Mind Behind the Rhyme! ????

The author of the kids’ story “The Lion and the Mouse” is Aesop, a famous ancient Greek storyteller. Aesop is known for his collection of fables that teach valuable lessons through animal characters. His stories, including this beloved tale, continue to inspire and entertain children around the world.

As for the rhyme associated with the story, there isn’t a specific rhyme attributed to it. However, the story itself can be retold or adapted into a rhyming format by adding poetic elements and rhythm to engage young readers and make it even more enjoyable.

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