The Shepherd Boy and the Tigers

Once there was a cattle farm at the top of a hillock near a remote village. A shepherd boy from the village looked after the herd. One day, he felt bored. So, he thought to play a trick on the villagers. He screamed, “Help me! Help! Help! Tigers! Tigers!” The villagers heard his lamentation and rushed to help him. When they reached him, they asked, “Where are the tigers?” The shepherd boy cackled loudly, “Ha, Ha, Ha! I fooled all of you. I was just playing a trick on you.” They were so angry and went back scolding him.

 After about two weeks, the shepherd boy played the same trick again. He shouted, “Help! Help! Tigers! Tigers!”. The villagers had forgotten the past incident. They again ran up the hill to help him. Then, he was laughing at he them for been cheated. They were really ashamed and disappointed. “We never come to help you stupid”

After some time, a flock of tigers came to his farm to hunt his cattle. The shepherd boy hurried towards the village to ask for help, “Help me! Help! Help! Tigers! Tigers! Somebody, please help me. The tigers are killing all.” The villagers heard but they thought it was another trick of him. They decided not to go to help the naughty scamp. The tigers killed many cows and calves. Luckily the lad could save his own life. He learnt a good lesson and never lied again to make people fool.

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