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Apr 16

A Liar Shepherd

              A Liar Shepherd

Once upon a time there was a shepherd boy in a village. Every day he was herding goats in the pasture away from the village. The shepherd was a naughty child. He liked nosy to others. On a hot day, he was herding his goats in a pasture, not far from his village. Suddenly, he had a bad idea to lie to the villagers. Then he cried out, “There are wolves! There are wolves! Please … please … please…!” “The wolf will eat our goats.” He hoped the villagers heard him and immediately ran toward the lowland. Villagers who heard the cries of the boy immediately ran to the pasture to save goats them. But when they arrived, the boy started laughing heartily to the villagers. Next day, the shepherd boy again repeated the trick. He screamed louder than ever, “there are wolves …. There is a wolf…. Villagers back rushing to save their goats. Shepherd boy came back roaring with laughter. At last actually a wolf came over to the goats, the herd boy. The shepherd boy was so scared and immediately shouted loudly, “Please… please…, there are wolves will eat my goat. Please… please…!” The villagers heard the cries of the shepherd boy. But they said nothing, thought surely it was a hoax shepherd boy again. So they remained silent in the village to continue their work. Poor shepherd boy, all his goats gone devoured the wolves. That’s the fate that befell the child who frequently lies: though telling the truth, no one would believe.

Moral: Nobody trusts a liar. 

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Mahir

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