moral of the story the boy who cried wolf
Then, some time later, a wolf went into the field. The wolf attacked one sheep and then another and another. The shepherd boy ran towards the village shouting, “Help! Help! Wolf! Help! Somebody!”
The villagers heard his cries and rushed out of the village to help the shepherd boy. When they reached him, they asked, “Where is the wolf?”
The story in Aesop’s fables, “The boy who cried wolf” is one of the most popular fables among children and storytellers. The story has been re-structured and re-told in numerous ways through generations keeping the main subject and the moral intact. Here is “The boy who cried wolf full story” in easy and simple language.
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L’Estrange version (A Boy and False Alarums)
He must be a very wise man that knows the true bounds and measures of fooling, with a respect to time, place, matters, persons, Etc. But religion, bus’ness and cares of consequence must be excepted out of that sort of liberty.
Original 3-line summary: A little farm boy leads his sheep out to graze, but the one thing about being a shepherd is, its boring! In order to fix his predicament, the little boy crafted a lie that there was a wolf. He repeated it multiple afternoons and one day there really was a wolf! No one came to help the boy because he had lied.
On a lighter note, it’s still a fun read to get some laughs about–sort of the feeling of “he had it coming,” but still getting the point across. . more
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