The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Okay, this adventure is called The Boy Who Cried Wolf and it will take us to a small village and a field surrounding it.

There, a little boy is tending his sheep and getting a little bored.

Let's head out, but keep your eyes peeled - there's wolves out there!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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A Shepherd Boy tended his master's Sheep near a dark forest not far from the village.

Soon he found life in the pasture very dull. All he could do to amuse himself was to talk to his dog or play on his shepherd's pipe.

One day as he sat watching the Sheep and the quiet forest, and thinking what he would do should he see a Wolf, he thought of a plan to amuse himself. His Master had told him to call for help should a Wolf attack the flock, and the Villagers would drive it away. So now, though he had not seen anything that even looked like a Wolf, he ran toward the village shouting at the top of his voice, "Wolf! Wolf!"

As he expected, the Villagers who heard the cry dropped their work and ran in great excitement to the pasture.

But when they got there they found the Boy doubled up with laughter at the trick he had played on them.

A few days later the Shepherd Boy again shouted, "Wolf! Wolf!"

Again the Villagers ran to help him, only to be laughed at again.

Then one evening as the sun was setting behind the forest and the shadows were creeping out over the pasture, a Wolf really did spring from the underbrush and fall upon the Sheep.

In terror the Boy ran toward the village shouting "Wolf! Wolf!" But though the Villagers heard the cry, they did not run to help him as they had before. "He cannot fool us again," they said.

The Wolf killed a great many of the Boy's sheep and then slipped away into the forest.

The Moral Is: Liars are not believed even when they speak the truth.

What Did You Learn from The Boy Who Cried Wolf?

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Sometimes when we get bored we find ourselves getting into trouble and that's exactly what happened to this guy!

We've had this happen to us before. Even if you think you're just teasing, if you do it too often people will never know when to believe you or not.

It's best just to be truthful and not not try to impress your friends with crazy stories or they may not believe you next time!

I bet you never knew you could learn so much from classic short stories!?

Fun Facts About Wolves

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Did you know wolves walk on their tip toes? Really, it's true!

They also use their tail to keep their face warm in the winter. Like having a built in scarf that you can't lose.

We Hope You Enjoyed The Boy Who Cired Wolf!

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