The boy who cried wolf
by Aesop
There was a Shepherd Boy who
tended his sheep in a mountain.
The boy was bored resting on a
tree when he had an idea.
He went near the village calling
out "Wolf, Wolf,"
and the villagers came out to
meet him and the boy laughed.
A few days after he did the same
and again the villagers came to his
help again.
After this a Wolf actually came
out from the forest. The boy
cried out "Wolf, Wolf," still
louder than before. But this time
the villagers thought the boy was
lying again,
and nobody came to his aid. So
the Wolf ate the boy's sheep.
A liar will not be believed, even
when telling the truth.

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