Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Mouse Trap in The House

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.
What food might this contain? The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning :
There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, " Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me."
" I cannot be bothered by it."

The mouse turned to the sheep and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The sheep sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is
nothing I can do about it but pray."
"Be assured you are in my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow and said "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!"
The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the
farmer's mousetrap.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a
mousetrap catching its prey.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did
not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.

The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital , and
she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took
his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.

But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with
her around the clock.

To feed them, the farmer butchered the sheep.

The farmer's wife did not get well; she died.

So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to
provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk.

We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry;

Our lives are woven together for a reason.

One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a friend

P.S. I go this from a mailing list so I don't know its source.


StarLit said...

what a great story, i really liked it!
being there for people when they're in need, means u'll find someone to stand by ur side when U R in need..this is my philosophy!

dusk till dawn said...

salam PH
it was a real breath taken story, just the out come of it was so sad,when mr wise mouse came for seeking help.the big boys loughed .the sneak came to the mouse rescue.if u all live in the same place, u should be all united against losing one another,friend in need is friends in deed,i did enjoy it thanx.

ibeebarbie said...

Salam PH,

Unknown said...

very inspiring story ... thanx for sharing...

PH said...

@ maiuna :

exactly! that is my philosophy too :).

@ DTD :

you're welcome I'm glad you enjoyed it and I found it to be a breathtaking story too I'm surprised its not a well known story.

@ ibeebarbie :

salaaaaaaaam and glad you liked it :P.

@ enlightened spirit :

you're more than welcome :).


Highlander said...

So very true! Do unto others and all that. This story reminded me of the stories my grandma used to tell me as a kid- there is always a moral at the end.

Thanks PH and take care.

PH said...

You're welcome glad you liked it ;).


Anonymous said...

Um, I did know the story...
... but have no clue of the source either...

PH said...

@ Melantrys:

I've never heard it before, even though its a good story, which is what surprised me :-/ . Do you think maybe it has German origin ?