Short Life Lessons

The Shepherd Boy Who Cried Wolf

Once upon a time, in a green and lush valley, there lived a young shepherd boy named Sam. Sam was in charge of taking care of a flock of fluffy, white sheep. Every day, he would lead them to graze on the sweet grasses of the nearby hills.

One sunny afternoon, as the sheep munched away, Sam thought of a mischievous plan to break the boredom. He ran down to the village, shouting, “Wolf! Wolf! A wolf is attacking my sheep!” The villagers, worried and anxious, rushed up the hill to help him. But when they got there, they found no wolf, only Sam laughing at his own trick.

The villagers were annoyed but decided to forgive Sam, thinking it was just a silly joke. A few days later, Sam got bored again and played the same trick. “Wolf! Wolf!” he cried. And again, the kind villagers hurried to his aid, only to find that it was a trick once more.

But then, one evening, as the sun was setting and the stars began to twinkle, a real wolf sneaked into the field where Sam’s sheep were grazing. Sam, terrified, ran as fast as he could to the village, yelling, “Wolf! Help! A real wolf this time!”

But this time, the villagers didn’t believe him. They thought it was another trick. “He’s just fooling us again,” they said, shaking their heads. So, nobody came to help. Sam felt sad and scared as he watched the wolf chase his sheep away.

The next morning, Sam learned a very important lesson. He apologized to the villagers for lying and promised never to do it again. And the villagers learned to be more forgiving and understanding.

Dear children, always tell the truth, because if you lie, people might not believe you when you really need them to. Trust is like a precious treasure; once lost, it’s hard to get back. So, let’s always be honest and true!

Moral of the Story: Always tell the truth, because trust, once lost, is hard to regain.

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