The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Once there was a shepherd boy who tended his sheep at the foot of a mountain. He used to feel lonely during the day. He thought of an idea whereby he could get some company and excitement. He went down to the village and shouted, “Wolf! Wolf.” On hearing his shouts, the villagers came to save him. But no wolf was seen. The angry villagers went back.

The boy enjoyed this trick and after a few days repeated the same act. Once again the villagers came to help him. They realised they had been fooled once more by the naughty boy.

One day a wolf actually came to attack the boy and this time the boy shouted even louder than before. But the villagers thought that the boy was trying to fool them once again. So no one came out to help him and the wolf took the boy away.

As the wise saying goes, “No one can know when a liar speaks the truth.”

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