That’s Not My Problem | Story no. 52/101

There was a farm, where lived farmer John with his wife Molly. They hold pigs, cows and many animals in their farm. Also there lived a little mouse.

One day the mouse looked through small crack in the wall and accidentally saw how the farmer was opening some package. The mouse was curious what food may it contain and discovered that it was a mousetrap. The mouse was determined to run around the farmyard and warn all the animals regarding the danger.

First of all he met the chicken. “There is a mousetrap in the house!” – the mouse declared with despair. But the chicken answered with indifference: “It does not concern me, as this is a danger for you, but not for me. It cannot bother me“. Then the mouse raced to the pig and the cow and told them about the mousetrap. But the pig and the cow were not impressed too. They said that for them there is no reason to worry about this and promised to pray for the mouse.

Sad and depressed, the little mouse returned to the house. In the night the farmer‘s wife Molly, heard a sound of a mousetrap. She hurried to see what was in it, but due to the darkness she did not see that it was a poisonous snake, whose tail was caught by the trap. Suddenly the snake bit Molly.

The farmer rushed with her to the hospital. Later, when they returned home, Molly still had a fever. John remembered that it is good to treat a fever with chicken soup, so he went to his farmyard to bring the main ingredient, the chicken. Whereas Molly‘s sickness continued and many friends came to visit her, the farmer butchered the pig so he could feed all the visitors.

Unfortunately, as time went by Molly became weaker and weaker and one day she died. Many neighbors, relatives and friends have arrived to the funeral. John had to slaughter the cow to feed all of them.

The mouse has been watching all that was happening with great sorrow.

De-briefing of this story

Remember, when we learn that someone is facing difficulties or danger, all of us can be at risk. It is better to help and support  one another and don‘t leave anyone alone with his/her problems.

This Story can be used to share the importance of

1- Social Work

2- Helping others

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