Monday, April 03, 2006

A little story I heard...

I found this story to be very interesting...I just wanted to share it.

A Mouse looked through the
crack in the wall to see the farmer
and his wife opening a package.

"What food might this contain?"
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 pig and told him,
"There is a mousetrap in the house".
The pig sympathized but said,
"I am so very sorry Mr.. Mouse,
But there is nothing I can do about it
but pray. Be assured that you are in
my prayers."

The mouse turned to the cow.
She said, "Wow, Mr.. Mouse. I'm sorry
for you. But it's no skin off my nose."
So the mouse returned to the house,
head down and dejected, to face the
farmer's mousetrap alone.

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 that 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.

Now 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 pig.

The farmer's wife did not get well.
She died; And so many people came
for her funeral the farmer had the cow
slaughtered to provide enough meat
for all of them.

So next time you hear that someone is
facing a problem and think that it doesn't
concern you, remember that when one of
us is threatened, we are all at risk.

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