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“LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP”

“LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP”

Looking carefully before crossing the tiniest road would be a good example to take up with the kids under this category.
Narrate the following famous fable of the ‘DOE AND THE LION’ to your little ones and warn them to keep themselves out of trouble by being extra cautious. It would not be wise to jump headlong without the slightest consideration.

The Doe and the Lion

A DOE hard pressed by hunters sought refuge in a cave belonging
to a Lion. The Lion concealed himself on seeing her approach,
but when she was safe within the cave, sprang upon her and tore
her to pieces.
“Woe is me,” exclaimed the Doe, “who have escaped from man, only to throw myself into the mouth of a wild beast?’

MORAL: In avoiding one evil, care must be taken not to fall into
another.

What is a Fable? A Fable is a very short story with a Moral. It features a plant, animal, mythical creature or inanimate object which is brought to life in the story (anthropomorphised). The moral is explained at the end of the fable.

Fables are described as succinct, brief, concise or very short stories with a moral.


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