First published: July.18.2019
In a beautiful forest lived a pretty gazelle. The gazelle wasn’t just beautiful, she was very kind, polite, and thoughtful.
A hunter had an eye for that gazelle so he set a trap made with rope to catch her unharmed.
There lived a selfish rat who checked the hunter’s trap every day to see if the gazelle had been hunted.
The rat didn’t like the gazelle’s kindness and was jealous that everyone loved her. Days passed and finally, the pretty and caring gazelle fell into the trap.
She struggled so hard to rip the ropes before the hunter’s return. When she saw the rat staring at her, she said: “Thank God, my dear friend please chew the ropes before the hunter comes back.”
The rat said: “You don’t know me. I am not your friend. Why should I help you?”
Gazelle said: “I know we don’t know each other, but in order to help others there is no need to be friends, we can become friends. It is very nice to help others without any purpose.”
The rat refused and continued to stare and waited for the hunter’s return to laugh at the gazelle. A hungry falcon was flying up in the sky and saw the rat and in a second picked it up with his claws.
The nice gazelle felt so bad and said to herself: “If the rat would chew the ropes the falcon wouldn’t see him and it would stay alive.”
The hunter came back and put a rope around the gazelle’s neck to take her home probably to kill her and cook her. They were walking on the path to the hunter’s home when a happy man walked toward the hunter and said: “What a coincidence.”
The hunter said: “I don’t know you? What coincidence?”
The man said: “My wife and I have a little boy who wasn’t able to talk. I prayed to God that if my son could talk I would free an animal in need. My son just started talking and I jumped to the path to see the first captive animal and there, a minute later, I see this beautiful gazelle on a leash. I will buy her from you to free her. What is your price?”
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