A Village Boy
There lived a shepherd boy in a village. He used to take goats and sheep to a hillside for grazing. His routine looked dull and monotonous to him. Just to create some variety in his routine he thought of a plan. He planned to derive fun and joy, by befouling the villagers. He cried, “Wolf! Wolf! Help! Help!” Hearing his cries the villagers left their work and rushed to help the boy. They had all kinds of weapons in their hands to kill, the wolf. When they reached the boy they found him laughing and there was no trace of any wolf. Being made fools the villagers felt very angry and went away in a bluff. After a few days again the boy played the prank. The villagers came and, had to return cursing the mischievous lad. The boy laughed at their simple-mindedness.
One day a wolf really came and killed many sheep. The, boy climbed a tree and cried at the top of his voice for help: The villagers paid no attention to his frantic calls. They thought that the boy was playing the same trick to be fool them. The wolf enjoyed a hearty feast and even wounded the boy. Somehow, he reached the village but the people scolded him for his folly. He was admitted to a hospital. He resolved not to play such a silly joke again. A simple prank had cost him seven sheep and put his life in danger. Moral: Once a liar always a liar.