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

“What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. 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 mouse cried. 

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is of 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! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The pig sympathised but 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.”

Feeling dejected, the mouse then turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The cow mooed and said. “Wow, Mr. Mouse, I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house with his head down 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 a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught and the snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and later she returned home with a fever.

Now, everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, right? So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient... yup, you guessed it - the chicken. 

But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. 

Unfortunately, the farmer’s wife did not get well. She died. So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.

And the mouse? The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

Moral of the story: 
The next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember Mr. Mouse and the mousetrap. When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk, simply because we are all involved in this journey called life.

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