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2-Truism or Humor? : How true is this?

A mouse was wandering around in a farmland that he looked through the crack of the farmhouse in a wall. What he saw was out of his understanding. He saw that the farmer and his wife were opening a package.
"What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - but he was devastated to discover that it was not the food, but was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard quickly, 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 his head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I think I should not bother about it."

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house, there is a mousetrap in the house!"
The pig sympathized with mouse, and 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."

Now the mouse turned to the cow and said - "O cow, 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 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. All animals took a deep sigh thinking that their long time friend is now gone.

The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see what was it. In fact it was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap. As she came near the trap, 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. So he caught the chicken, made its soup and gave it to his wife, but it did not work as it should have worked.

So his wife's sickness continued. His many friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife was not getting well and she died. So many people came for her funeral, and the farmer had to slaughter the cow to provide enough meat for all of them.

The mouse was still looking upon the whole affair 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.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 08/23/13