The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

A Shepherd Boy tended his master’s Sheep near a dark forest not far from the village. Soon he found life in the pasture very dull. All he could do to amuse himself was to talk to his dog or play on his shepherd’s pipe.

One day as he sat watching the Sheep and the quiet forest, and thinking what he would do should he see a Wolf, he thought of a plan to amuse himself. His Master had told him to call for help should a Wolf attack the flock, and the Villagers would drive it away. So now, though he had not seen anything that even looked like a Wolf, he ran toward the village shouting at the top of his voice, “Wolf! Wolf!”

As he expected, the Villagers who heard the cry dropped their work and ran in great excitement to the pasture. But when they got there they found the Boy doubled up with laughter at the trick he had played on them. A few days later the Shepherd Boy again shouted, “Wolf! Wolf!” Again the Villagers ran to help him, only to be laughed at again.

Then one evening as the sun was setting behind the forest and the shadows were creeping out over the pasture, a Wolf really did spring from the underbrush and fall upon the Sheep.

In terror the Boy ran toward the village shouting “Wolf! Wolf!” But though the Villagers heard the cry, they did not run to help him as they had before. “He cannot fool us again,” they said.

The Wolf killed a great many of the Boy’s sheep and then slipped away into the forest.

Moral: If you keep lying, no one will believe you even if you are speaking the truth. Always speak the truth.

'52' Thoughts on a Story

  1. omg what a wonder story!!!!! 😊👍✨✨

  2. Gracie Evie Monica

    October 25, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    The book is about a boy who kept on calling out wolf and then the whole entire village would come. The next time he cried out wolf the whole entire village came. That evening a wolf came to the woods to attack the boy, and no one would come because the boy lied, and the village thought that he was doing another prank and the wolf ate his sheep. We would rate this book a three because it could be shockingly graphic for kids under 5. It is also very marvelous for adults going through parenting problems. I would recommend this book for kids/toddler because sometimes kids joke about serious events and, they sometimes take stuff a little bit to far. Make sure to not rely on your parents/the person in charge.

  3. i love the story and the moral is to be honest

  4. i love the story. must read for the kids

  5. It was pretty good i would give it 5 stars

  6. I loved the story it makes me very active

  7. it was a wonderful story with a wonderful lesson

  8. It was just beautiful and taught me how to be honest. If you don’t you will regret it. ( I love moral!) :)

  9. Beautiful story. I must tell it to the kids in church on Sunday. Honesty is a great virtue.

  10. I loved it, it is good! I also read the Armenian version, but English version is better. And it tell аlways speak the truth.

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