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02-12-2009, 03:20 AM
http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/1-1.gifA 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 - - -http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/pp224/daspiritwalker/2.gif
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 chicken clucked and scratched,raised her head and said:

“Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a 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 sympathized, but said:

” I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there
is nothing I can do about it .
But I will be thinking of you. ”
The mouse turned to the cow and said:

“There is a mousetrap in the house!

There is a mousetrap in the house!”
The cow said:

“Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, 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 it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer’s wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital ,

and she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the
farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.
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.
The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died.
So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it
doesn’t concern you, remember …

when one of us is threatened,
we are all at risk.

02-12-2009, 04:26 AM
And the moral of the story is...a very good one! :)

02-12-2009, 05:10 AM
I'm glad you included pictures to keep Michelle interested enough to read the whole thing. :laugh:


02-12-2009, 05:13 AM
I'm glad you included pictures to keep Michelle interested enough to read the whole thing. :laugh:



02-12-2009, 05:23 AM
Interesting message, did someone email that to you?

02-12-2009, 12:22 PM
I have heard versions of it before, the one that sat with me the hardest was the one about the business man saying.. "the nazi's are coming for the Jews..." The Poles didn't care.."The nazis are coming for the Poles".. the business man didn't care.. "the nazis are coming for the homosexuals".. still didn't care.. and when the nazis came for the wealthy.. the business man asked for help.. but no one was left..

My sensei had this in our news letter, and he clued me in on where he got it. I just "googled" Mousetrap story.