In a cozy countryside home, a simple country mouse lives peacefully. One day, its sophisticated cousin, a town mouse, arrives for a visit, bringing tales of urban luxury.
The Town Mouse’s Arrival
“Cousin, you don’t know what you’re missing. Come to the city with me and enjoy fine dining and splendid living,” The Town mouse said elegantly.
The country mouse responded in a curious tone: “I appreciate your offer, but I find contentment in my simple life.”
The Country Mouse’s Invitation
The town mouse insists on showing its cousin the delights of city living.
“Just a taste, cousin. You won’t regret it,” The Town mouse insisted.
“Alright, I’ll come with you. “The country mouse accepted reluctantly
The Feast in the City
The country mouse marvels at the grandeur of city life and joins the town mouse for an extravagant meal.
“This is unlike anything I’ve experienced.” The country mouse said in awed.
Suddenly, the pair’s feast is disrupted by the noise of approaching humans.
The country mouse was really nervous and said, “This isn’t the calm of my countryside.”
A Return to the Countryside
Frightened, the country mouse scampers back home.
“I see now that my life isn’t as peaceful as I thought,” The town mouse apologizes to his cousin.
The town mouse learns the virtues of the simple life it once left behind, and the country mouse realizes that its contentment in nature is worth more than the fleeting luxuries of the city.
Moral of the Story
“Better a little in safety than an abundance in danger.”
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse fable depicts the town mouse’s allure, the country mouse’s apprehension, and the enduring lesson about appreciating what one has rather than seeking what’s beyond one’s means.
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