Moral Story of the Shepherd and the Wolf
The moral of the story of “the Shepherd and the Wolf” is that “Nobody believes a liar” or “the habit of lying is dangerous”.
Here is your story! There was a shepherd-boy in a small village beside a forest. Every day he sat under a large tree, while his flock of sheep grazed on the grass of the meadow. His time hardly passed. The shepherd-boy felt bored and wanted some excitement in his life.
So, to get some fun, one day he gave aloud shout! ‘Help! Help! A tiger is here!!’. The villagers listened to his voice and came running with weapons. But they didn’t saw any tiger in the field. The large flock of sheep were grazing quietly. The shepherd-boy began to laugh in amusement and told the villagers that it was a big joke. The villagers were angry and scolded him for raising a false alarm. The shepherd-boy was warned not to repeat this mistake.
But boy did not realize his mistake. After a few days he again repeated the trick and started shouting, “Help! Help! A tiger is here!!”. At first non-one came, but when he pretended to cry in fear for some time, the villagers thought he was in real danger. They came rushing to help him. The boy, amused with his own acting, began to laugh at the villagers.
Then one day, a tiger really came out of the forest, killed some sheep, and then killed the shepherd-boy. He kept crying out for help many times. But the villagers were sure that he was joking again. Thus, the shepherd boy’s habit of lying caused his death.
Thus, we learnt that the habit of lying can be dangerous.