The Shepherd and the Wolf is one of Aesop's Fables. Teachers have used the fable as a cautionary tale about telling the truth. The Tale is as follows -
Every day a poor shepherd sent his son to take their few sheep out to pasture. " We can't afford to lose
Day after day the shepherd's boy sat alone in the meadow, " I wish a wolf would come!" he said to himself one day, " At least then something would happen."
Then the Boy had an idea. Jumping to his feet, he cried, "Wolf! Wolf! as loudly as he could. Sure enough, the shepherd and the farmer, the milkmaid and the baker, all came running. But when they reached the meadow, all they found was the shepherd's boy, laughing at their trouble. " There's no wolf here!" he shouted.
"We 've better things to do than run all this way for nothing, " muttered the angry townfolks t each other.
That night the Shepherd's boy promised his father he would never play such a trick again. But, a few days later, as he was watching the sheep, the boy became restless again. Thinking about how amusing his last trick had been, he drew in his breadth and shouted, " Wolf ! Wolf ! "
Again all the Villagers came running. But when they saw no wolf, they again became angry, " There was a Wolf, I swear!" the Shepherd's boy insisted. " He ran away when he heard you coming!"
But no one believed him, and they went home grumbling.
the very next day the Shepherd's boy took the sheep to the meadow again. But, as soon as the shepe started to graze, he saw a dark shape with glowing eyes lurking in the shadow of trees, " Wolf!" he shouted as loudly as he could. The animal growled and crept closer, " Wolf! Wolf!" cried the frightened boy, but no one came. And the wolf leaped on one of the sheep, dragging it away into the forest.
Moral of the Story- NO ONE BELIEVES A LIAR. SO, NEVER LIE TO ANYONE, AND ALWAYS LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS, AS THEY GIVE YOU THE BEST ADVICE.