The Greedy Mouse

This is one of the best short story with moral for kids. Once there was a mouse, who used to stay in the jungle. The jungle was near the village. One day, the greedy mouse was roaming here and there. Suddenly, the greedy mouse saw a basket full of corn. He wanted to eat it all. So, he made a small hole in the basket. He squeezed in through the hole. He was surprised to see so many corns altogether. He ate a lot of corn and felt full.

He became very happy after he had corn. Now, he wanted to come out. He tried to come out through the small hole. But he could not as his belly was too full and became fat. He tried and tried but it was of no use. The mouse started crying.

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A rabbit was passing by the same place. It heard the mouse’s cry and asked, “Why are you crying my friend?” The mouse explained, “I made a small hole and came into the basket. But now, I am not able to get out through that hole.” The rabbit said, “It is because you ate too much. Wait till your belly shrinks.” The rabbit laughed and went away. The mouse felt asleep in the basket.

Next morning, his belly had shrunk. But the mouse wanted to eat some more corn. So he ate and ate. His belly was once again full. He thought, “Oh! Now I will go out tomorrow.” The cat was the next passerby. She smelt the mouse in the basket. She jumped in and ate the fat mouse.


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