My best friend told me an interesting story about the smart mice that found a solution to their problem. It made me think how important it is to think creatively. The story goes like this…
There was a grocery shop in a town. Plenty of mice lived in that grocery shop. Food was in plenty for them. They ate everything and spoilt all the bags. They also wasted all the bread, biscuits and fruits in the shop.
The grocer got really worried. So, he thought, “I should buy a cat and let it stay at the grocery. Only then I can save my things.”
He bought a nice, big fat cat and let him stay there. The cat had a nice time hunting the mice and killing them. The mice could not move freely now. They were afraid that anytime the cat would eat them up.
The mice wanted to do something. They held a meeting and all of them agreed, “We must get rid of the cat. Can someone give a suggestion”?
All the mice sat and brooded. A smart looking mouse stood up and said, “The cat moves softly. That is the problem. If we can tie a bell around her neck, then things will be fine. We can know the movements of the cat”.
They agreed and when the cat was sleeping they tied a bell on its neck and from that day they enjoyed their food without fearing the cat.
Moral of the story: It’s important to think creatively
The writer is a 12-year-old primary pupil