The Boy Who Cried Wolf Summary
This is one of the most amazing short stories to read for kids of, “The boy who cried wolf summary“. Once upon a time, there lived a shepherd boy who took care of the sheep in the village. He was very dedicated to his work. Everyday, he used to take the heard of sheep to the top of the hill and bring them down by evening. But one day, he felt really bored. “I am feeling so bored. All the villagers work together, but here I am all alone taking care of the sheep and no one else to talk to. What should I do?” thought the shepherd boy. Also, read The Blue Jackal.
Suddenly he had an idea. A wicked one. He went over the edge of the hill and started shouting, “Help! Help! There is a wolf! He is gonna eat all our sheep. Help!” Hearing the boy crying out for help, all the villagers came to the top of the hill to save the sheep. But reaching there all they could see were calm sheep grazing the grassland. “You silly boy! Where is the wolf? Why did you cry out for help?” asked one of villagers humbly. The villagers were very angry and left the place cursing the shepherd boy. “This is so much fun,” laughed the shepherd boy.
Image Source –> www.234.cn. Next day, the shepherd boy was back again to the routine of taking the sheep for grazing. And yet again, he found himself completely bored. “Let’s try that prank again!’ the shepherd boy thought to himself. The boy again went up to the hilltop and started shouting, “Help! Help! There is a wolf! He is gonna eat all our sheep.” Once again all the villagers after hearing the boy crying out ran to save the sheep. But once again came back after being fooled by the boy.”This is not right! You would have to pay for this one day.” said an old man. With no regrets on his face, the shepherd boy went back to his sheep.
One day when he was lying under the tree while his sheep were grazing he saw some sheep running here and there. After looking closely, he saw a wolf approaching the heard. The boy suddenly ran to the edge of the hill and started screaming for help. “Help! Help! There is a wolf for real this time. He is gonna eat all our sheep.” shouted the boy. This time, the villagers didn’t pay any attention to the boy’s screaming. Also, read The Fox and The Goat Story.
One of the men said, “Let’s leave him, this time too he might be playing a prank on us.” The boy kept on crying for help but no one turned up this time. All he could do was stand there and watch his sheep getting killed by the wolf. “Oh! I should have not played that prank with the villagers. Nobody believed me when the wolf actually turned up. What should I do now? I have lost all my sheep,” cried the shepherd boy. The shepherd boy was never trusted by anyone ever.
MORAL: LIARS ARE NOT BELIEVED EVEN WHEN THEY SPEAK THE TRUTH.
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