THE LION AND THE MOUSE

A lion lay asleep in the forest, his great head resting on his paws. A timid little mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright and haste to get away, ran across the lion's nose. Woken from his nap, the lion laid his huge paw angrily on the tiny creature to kill her. "Spare me!" begged the poor mouse. "Please let me go and some day I will surely repay you." The lion was so amused at the idea of the little mouse being able to help the King of Beasts, that he lifted up his paw and let her go. Some weeks later, the lion was caught in a net. The hunters who desired to carry the lion alive to their King tied him to a tree while they went in search of a wagon to carry him. Just then the little mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the lion's sad plight, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes of the net, freeing the lion. "You have helped me and now I have returned the favor. Was I not right - even a mouse can help a lion!" said the little mouse.

Quite exhausted by his efforts. and he quickly said. patience and hard work to build a house that is strong enough to stand up to wind. For the house did not budge an inch. But all was in vain. The others disagreed. playing games and having fun. with no roof over their heads. He blew once. Luckily. The flames licked his hairy coat and his tail became a flaring torch. "I shall finish my house first. the second little pig went in search of planks of seasoned wood. began to sing. saying with a chuckle.' he said. Then the furious wolf braced himself a new effort: he drew in a really enormous breath. I want to speak to you!" "I'd rather stay where I am!" replied the little pig in a tiny voice. but he refused to listen. laughs longest!" It was the wisest little pig that found the tracks of a big wolf in the neighborhood. right onto the house. From time to time. "Never again! Never again will I go down a chimney" he squealed. he took a very deep breath. he blew again and then for a third time. the wolf had grave doubts. The three little pigs watched him and their fear began to fade. "Quick! Light the fire!" With his long legs thrust down the chimney. The little pigs rushed home in alarm. protect us from the wolf!" The days went by. but the sound of the little pigs' voices below only made him feel hungrier. "I shall not be foolish like you! For he who laughs last. "It takes time. "It's too fragile.THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Once upon a time there were three little pigs. Along came the wolf. The three little pigs started to feel they needed a real home. the wolf decided to try one of his tricks. "Clunk! Clunk! Clunk!" It took him two days to nail them together. "Come out!" ordered the wolf. the wolf did not notice that the little pig had slithered out from underneath the heap of straw.. on to the roof to have a look at the chimney. "Tra-la-la! Tra-la-la! The ." And he let himself drop. But the third little pig did not like the wooden house. his mouth watering. and preparing for winter. the wolf was not sure if he should slide down the black hole. brick by brick. When he realized that the little pig was escaping. they roamed through the woods and over the plains. However. "Why are you working so hard? Why don't you come and play?" But the stubborn bricklayer pig just said "no". He scrambled up a nearby ladder. It wouldn't be easy to get in. And not a moment too soon. dancing round and round the yard. shaking like a leaf. he rained blows on the door.. who left their mummy and daddy to see the world. and they easily made friends with everyone. The laziest little pig said he'd build a straw hut. trying to catch the pig as he ran into the wooden house. The other little pig greeted his brother. Not quite so lazy. Then he blew with all his might. and puffing out his chest. and was dashing towards his brother's wooden house. rain. "I hope this house won't fall down! Let's lean against the door so he can't break in!" Outside. "Come back!" he roared." they said disapprovingly. WHOOOOO! The wooden house collapsed like a pack of cards. "It will only take a day. And then I'll come and play!" he said. the wisest little pig had been watching the scene from the window of his own brick house. stunned by his fall. and the wisest little pig's house took shape. "That's not the way to build a house!" he said. the wolf grew wild with rage. This house had a much more solid air than the others. Wherever they went. for the wolf was already hammering furiously on the door. "Open up! Open up! I only want to speak to you!" Inside. his brothers visited him. or they'd be left in the cold and rain. None were happier than the three little pigs. and most of all. They talked about what to do. But landing was rather hot. at the idea of a two course meal. the wolf could hear the little pigs' words. "I'm dying of hunger! I'm going to try and get down. but as summer drew to a close. and went . And all the straw the silly pig had heaped against some thin poles. It must be solid and sturdy. All summer long. they realized that folk were drifting back to their usual jobs. the two brothers wept in fear and did their best to hold the door fast against the blows. Excited by his own cleverness. they were given a warm welcome. "I'll make you come out!" growled the wolf angrily. Then he ran away as fast as he could. This time. too hot! The wolf landed in the fire. Autumn came and it began to rain. The three happy little pigs. and snow. Sadly they knew that the fun was over now and they must set to work like the others. as he tried to put out the flames in his tail. and he rapidly opened the door to his fleeing brothers. fell down in the great blast. the wisest little pig had seen this ploy. scowling fiercely at the laziest pig's straw hut. but each decided for himself. Starving as he was.

and he left for good. Then she lay down in the third bed and it was just right. "Someone's been eating my porridge. "Someone's been sleeping in my bed. After she'd eaten the three bears' breakfasts she decided she was feeling a little tired." said the Mama bear. "Ahhh. but when he caught sight of three chimneys. The wolf did return once to roam in the neighborhood. let's go and play!" GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEAR Once upon a time. up went the two new brick houses. Papa bear growled. So. she walked right in. she tasted the last bowl of porridge. She tasted the porridge from the first bowl." she said So. "Someone's been eating my porridge. But just as she settled down into the chair to rest. this chair is just right. Goldilocks was hungry." cried the Baby bear. the three bears came home. but it was too hard. She lay down in the first bed. he remembered the terrible pain of a burnt tail. In less than no time. "This chair is too big. Goldilocks fell asleep. "Ahhh. So she sat in the second chair. "Someone's been eating my porridge and they ate it all up!" cried the Baby bear.. Then she lay in the second bed." said the Mama bear." she said happily and she ate it all up. So. They decided to look around some more and when they got upstairs to the bedroom. "Someone's been sitting in my chair. so she went upstairs to the bedroom. So she tried the last and smallest chair. Now safe and happy. when no one answered." growled the Papa bear. she walked into the living room where she saw three chairs. She knocked and. there was a little girl named Goldilocks. "Someone's been sitting in my chair. there were three bowls of porridge. "No more work! Come on. She went for a walk in the forest. "This chair is too big!" she exclaimed."This porridge is too cold.wicked black wolf will never come back. the wisest little pig's brothers set to work with a will. it broke into pieces!Goldilocks was very tired by this time. she tasted the porridge from the second bowl." ." growled the Papa bear. "This porridge is too hot!" she exclaimed. Pretty soon. but it was too soft.!" From that terrible day on.. At the table in the kitchen." she sighed. too!" she whined. Goldilocks sat in the first chair to rest her feet. "Someone's been sitting in my chair and they've broken it all to pieces. this porridge is just right. As she was sleeping. the wisest little pig called to his brothers. she came upon a house.

too" said the Mama bear "Someone's been sleeping in my bed and she's still there!" exclaimed Baby bear." But when Little Red Riding Hood noticed some lovely flowers in the woods. "Don't dawdle along the way and please don't talk to strangers! The woods are dangerous. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Once upon a time. She screamed. the wolf appeared beside her." Little Red Riding Hood replied." said Little Red Riding Hood. "Help!" And she jumped up and ran out of the room." her mother said. .. "I'll be careful. watched the butterflies flit about for awhile. Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears. She picked a few. opened the door. Whenever she went out. near the brook. "What are you doing out here. Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much. that she didn't notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind her. "Remember."Someone's been sleeping in my bed. the little girl wore a red riding cloak. Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been awhile since they'd seen each other.. mommy. And she never returned to the home of the three bears. Goldilocks ran down the stairs. go straight to Grandma's house. the little girl put on her red cloak and kissed her mother goodbye. there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. "That's a good idea. and ran away into the forest. little girl?" the wolf asked in a voice as friendly as he could muster. so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood. Just then. she forgot her promise to her mother. Suddenly." her mother cautioned." "Don't worry. "I'm on my way to see my Grandma who lives through the forest. One morning. When the basket was ready. So they packed a nice basket for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandmother. listened to the frogs croaking and then picked a few more.

and for good measure. Is something the matter?" she asked. "Oh." croaked the wolf." replied the wolf. a little out of breath from running. "Who is it?" he called in a cackly voice. rushing down the path to her Grandma's house. my dear. my dear. "But Grandmother! What big eyes you have. He added a frilly sleeping cap." said Little Red Riding Hood as she edged closer to the bed. "But Grandmother! What big ears you have. The wolf. Almost too late. "The better to eat you with. before the wolf gobbled her up! The wolf let out a satisfied burp. "The better to hear you with. shouting. Little Red Riding Hood. "Oh thank goodness dear! Come in. A few minutes later. Poor Granny did not have time to say another word. come in! I was worried sick that something had happened to you in the forest. but a hungry wolf. . "The better to see you with. "It's me. she could scarcely recognize her Grandmother." replied the wolf. and then poked through Granny's wardrobe to find a nightgown that he liked. my dear." roared the wolf and he leapt out of the bed and began to chase the little girl. but still in one piece. When Little Red Riding Hood entered the little cottage. "But Grandmother! What big teeth you have. took a shortcut. "Grandmother! Your voice sounds so odd.. my dear. A woodsman who was chopping logs nearby heard her cry and ran towards the cottage as fast as he could. I just have touch of a cold." squeaked the wolf adding a cough at the end to prove the point. The wolf. arrived at Grandma's and knocked lightly at the door. He grabbed the wolf and made him spit out the poor Grandmother who was a bit frazzled by the whole experience." said Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood realized that the person in the bed was not her Grandmother." said Grandma thinking that the knock was her granddaughter. The wolf let himself in. The wolf jumped into bed and pulled the covers over his nose." said Little Red Riding Hood her voice quivering slightly. dabbed some of Granny's perfume behind his pointy ears. She ran across the room and through the door.Then she realized how late she was and quickly excused herself. in the meantime. Red Riding Hood knocked on the door.." "Oh how lovely! Do come in. "Help! Wolf!" as loudly as she could.

the Marquis of Carabas (the title Puss gave to his master). but the youngest received nothing but the cat. and you shall see that your portion is not so bad as you imagine it to be." he said. I was so scared!" sobbed Little Red Riding Hood. and hurried with it to the palace and asked to speak to the king. there. which he commanded me to present to your majesty with his compliments. The older sons fared very well. PUSS IN BOOTS There was once a miller who had three sons. "My brothers may get their living easily enough." he said. and he often complained bitterly of his lot." . "Sire. Then Puss in Boots sallied forth. and when he died his estate was divided among them." "Do not worry. my good master. You've learned an important lesson." The cat. came out of the cupboard where he had been listening. Puss in Boots was very proud of his prey."Oh Grandma. "You have only to give me a bag and have a pair of boots made for me. and watched the cat pull on the boots and throw the bag over his shoulder. "I'll never speak to strangers or dawdle in the forest again. child." "There. He put some bran and some parsley into his bag. I may soon die of hunger and want. Thank goodness you shouted loud enough for this kind woodsman to hear you!" The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Puss said. who had heard this. Bowing low. Soon two young rabbits jumped into his bag and Puss in Boots drew the strings and caught them. "but as for me. I have brought for you rabbits from the warren of my noble lord. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat. He went to a warren in which there were a great number of rabbits." The cat's master obtained both bag and boots. and then waited for some innocent rabbit to feast on the dainties.

my lord marquis. the king passed by. . or the like." The cat was so terrified at the sight of a lion so near him that he leaped onto the roof. It belonged to an ogre." said the cat. Quite overjoyed. "I have further been told. the loveliest princess in the world. Puss in Boots came up to the coach and told his majesty that thieves had run off with his master's clothes." Soon the coach passed another field where laborers were working industriously. he saw some mowers working in a meadow. and the cat came down. After the marquis was dressed. "You speak the truth. Then Puss in Boots began to cry out. and in an instant he became a mouse and began to scamper about the floor. While the servants were drawing the young man from the river. When the king asked to whom the field belonged. for example. giving orders to the workmen he met along the way. "I have been told. "Tell your lord Marquis of Carabas that I accept his present with pleasure. the king ordered his attendants to go to the rescue of my lord Marquis of Carabas. "and to convince you. Go to the river and bathe just where I show you. the richest ever known. and all the lands through which the king had passed that morning belonged to him. However. an elephant." In this manner the cat continued to carry presents of game to the king at least once a week for two or three months. as the cat had instructed them. riding in his coach with his daughter. which caused him even more difficulty. your fortune is made. and while he was bathing." began Puss in Boots. "You shall see!". and asked him to ride in the royal coach. The Ogre received Puss as civilly as an ogre could do and asked him to sit down. though in reality he himself had hidden them under a stone. transform yourself into a lion. I shall now become a lion. "A very fine piece of land you have there. because his boots were of no use at all to him in walking on the tiles. the king was much impressed with him." "That is true. You can. and it was not at all strange that the king's daughter at once fell deeply in love with him." replied the young man. Presently as the king came by. Then one day Puss in Boots said to his master. saying that he had been very frightened indeed." "Impossible!" cried the ogre. "If you will only follow my advice. the ogre resumed his natural form. "Help! Help! My lord Marquis of Carabas is going to be drowned!" Hearing the cries. "To my lord Marquis of Carabas!" The king once more complimented the marquis upon his rich possessions. At last Puss in Boots arrived at a stately castle. I must admit to you that I think that that would be quite impossible. "for it never fails to bring me a most bountiful harvest.The king was much pleased and said. "that you can also transform yourself into the smallest of animals. and asked them to whom the meadow belonged. for example. Puss in Boots marched before the coach. To my lord Marquis of Carabas!" the mowers answered. "that you are able to change yourself into any kind of creature that you have a mind to. they answered. a rat or a mouse. sire." said the king. But I can scarcely believe that." answered the ogre very briskly." The Marquis of Carabas did exactly as the cat advised.

except for entertainment. It's funny they would say that because we all are sinners. . They were whispering about Jesus and how he shouldn't eat and talk with sinners. The king was so charmed with the good qualities of my lord Marquis of Carabas that when he had partaken of the banquet he said: "It will be your own fault if you do not soon become my son-in-law. we all do things we shouldn't. Puss in Boots hastened out. The tax collectors and Pharisees thought that they were better than everyone else. The king desired to visit it. my lord Marquis of Carabas?" inquired the king. "Let us go in. and they followed the king into the castle. and ordered the attendants to drive up to the gates. and never again ran after mice. This is the parable of the lost sheep. The story should be easy to remember and will have a special meaning for us to learn from. that is what we do when we repent. Do you remember what a parable is? It's a story Jesus told to teach a lesson. In the spacious hall they found a splendid feast which had been prepared by the Ogre for some of his friends. In fact. When you really feel sorry for something and tell that person you are sorry." The marquis gave his hand to the princess. "And is this splendid castle also yours. they didn't think they had to repent or say sorry to God for their mistakes. These were men who thought they were more important than everyone else and they weren't very nice. Jesus started by telling the story to men called tax collectors and Pharisees. Hearing the wheels on the drawbridge. Puss in Boots was made a great lord and wore the most beautiful clothes. eating him in an instant In the meantime the king's coach approached the Ogre's castle. if you please. my dear lord Marquis of Carabas!" So after a short courtship the princess became the bride of the marquis and they lived happily ever after. "Your majesty is indeed welcome to the castle of my lord Marquis of Carabas!" he said. Have you ever felt really bad for something you've done? Maybe you've hit your brother or sister and afterwards you wished you hadn't.No sooner had Puss seen the Ogre in the form of a mouse than he sprang upon him. The Lost Sheep This week we are going to learn about another parable.

huh?! Just think how happy God will be when you do it . and at last all he had in the world was gone. Then he cut his leather out. save just leather enough to make one pair of shoes. so he told this parable: Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. His conscience was clear and his heart light amidst all his troubles. The good man knew not what to say or think at such an odd thing happening. Listen and see if this sounds like something you've already heard. all ready to make up the next day. he sat himself down to his work. there will be a big party in heaven over just one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine people who think they are perfect and don't need to repent. upon the table. when you say "your sorry" to God all of heaven has a big party just for what you've done! God is much more excited when we say we're sorry than when we act like nothing has happened and don't think we need to repent at all. going somewhere quiet would be best (but you can talk to God anywhere). all was so neat and true. Does he not leave the ninety-nine sheep and go find the one sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it. Then he phones all his friends and neighbors and has a party to celebrate the sheep that was found. The Pharisees and tax collectors didn't think that they had to do this because they were so important. who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon. and just say you're sorry for the wrong thing you've done and ask God to forgive you. It's very important that when we make a mistake we realize we have done something wrong and we tell God we're sorry. I think the lesson here is that nobody is perfect (except God of course). sweep the whole house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it. When you ask God to forgive you He immediately erases the mistake from His mind and He won't think of it again. Jesus just kept going and he told another parable. when. he is so excited he carries the sheep all the way home. Just imagine. Suppose a woman has ten dollar coins and loses one. left all his cares to Heaven. there is great joy with all of God's angels over one sinner who repents. Just like the lost coin. . Of course Jesus knew what they were thinking. and soon fell asleep.Just like with our family we need to feel bad and say sorry to God when we've done something wrong. He looked at the workmanship. It's as simple as taking a couple minutes. there stood the shoes all ready made. there was not one false stitch in the whole job.and you'll feel better too! THE ELVES AND THE SHOE MAKER There was once a shoemaker. to his great wonder. she calls all her friends and neighbors and has a party to celebrate finding the lost coin. But you know. It's pretty easy. so he went peaceably to bed. In the morning after he had said his prayers. that it was quite a masterpiece. meaning to rise early in the morning to his work. Then Jesus told what the parable meant: Just like there was a big party over the one lost sheep. Does she not turn on all her lights.

who paid him handsomely for his goods. and one evening. and we ought to be thankful to them. and the shoes suited him so well that he willingly paid a price higher than usual for them. and then they bustled away as quick as lightning. as merry as could be. that the shoemaker was all wonder. so they left a light burning. I will make each of them a shirt. and a coat and waistcoat. as he and his wife were sitting over the fire chatting together. stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate. and watched what would happen. and went to bed early. there came in two little naked dwarfs. I am quite sorry to see them run about as they do. ’These little wights have made us rich. and then went to sit down to their work as usual. In the evening he cut out the work. and so it went on for some time: what was got ready in the evening was always done by daybreak.’ The wife liked the thought. he said to her. The good couple saw them no more. hopped round the room. but everything went well with them from that time forward. as before. and the good man soon became thriving and well off again. instead of the work that they used to cut out. and away over the green.’ The thought pleased the good cobbler very much. and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker’s bench. and a pair of pantaloons into the bargain. with the money. for when he got up in the morning the work was done ready to his hand. This was long before daybreak. About midnight in they came. and the shoes stood ready for use upon the table. that we may see who it is that comes and does my work for me. when all the things were ready. as long as they lived. behind a curtain that was hung up there. till the job was quite done. and do them a good turn if we can. And on they went. and indeed it is not very decent. but when they saw the clothes lying for them. dancing and skipping. ’I should like to sit up and watch tonight. for they have nothing upon their backs to keep off the cold. PROJECT IN . they laid them on the table.The same day a customer came in. about Christmas-time. I’ll tell you what. and could not take his eyes off them. and the poor shoemaker. that he might get up and begin betimes next day. bought leather enough to make two pairs more. One evening. and began to ply with their little fingers. and hid themselves in a corner of the room. and seemed mightily delighted. The next day the wife said to the shoemaker. took up all the work that was cut out. and do you make each of them a little pair of shoes. so that he bought leather enough for four pair more. Soon in came buyers. to watch what the little elves would do. and then went and hid themselves. As soon as it was midnight. He cut out the work again overnight and found it done in the morning. they laughed and chuckled. Then they dressed themselves in the twinkling of an eye. till at last they danced out at the door. and danced and capered and sprang about. but he was saved all the trouble.

Jocelyn Lumapas .ENGLISH THIRD GRADING Submitted By: Marcilina Montallana Grade & Section: III-Diego Silang Submitted to: Mrs.