Monday, September 11, 2017
The Boy who cried 'Wolf'
The Boy who cried 'Wolf' Once there was a shepherd boy. The boy was short and had brown hair. He had to look after a flock of sheep. One day, he felt not happy and decided to play a prank on the other people in the village. He spoke loudly, “Help! Wolf! Wolf!” The villagers heard his cries and walked fast out of the village to help the shepherd boy. When they got to him, they asked, “Where is the wolf?” The shepherd boy laughed loudly, “Ha, Ha, Ha! I tricked you all. I was only playing a prank on you.” A few days later, the sun was shining and the boy was bored again. The shepherd boy played the trick again. He cried, “Help! Help! Wolf! Wolf!” Again, the villagers moved fast up the hill to help him and again they found that the boy had tricked them. They were not happy with him for being so not good. A few days later, it was bad weather. The boy watched a wolf really walk into the field. The wolf attacked one sheep, and then another and another. It was bad. The shepherd boy ran towards the village saying loudly, “Help! Help! Wolf! Help! Somebody!” The villagers heard his cries but they laughed because they thought it was just another prank. The boy ran to the nearest villager and said, “A wolf is attacking the sheep. I lied before, but this time it is true!” Finally, the villagers went to look. It was true. They could see the wolf running away and many dead sheep lying on the grass. We may not believe someone who often tells lies, even when he tells the truth.