The Shepherd’s Mistake

Once upon a time, there lived a shepherd. Every morning, he used to take out his sheep to graze in the field. While his sheep would graze, he would sit and watch them grazing.

One day, he was sitting in the field and his sheep were grazing the field. Suddenly, he saw a wolf behind a tree. The shepherd got afraid as he thought that the wolf would harm his sheep. He took his flock of sheep back home. The wolf followed the flock of sheep and did not harm them.

One day, he was called home. The shepherd thought that his sheep would be safe with the wolf. He called the wolf and let it live on his farm and he went home. After a few days, the shepherd returned back. On reaching his home he saw that the wolf had eaten up most of his sheep. Only a few sheep were left. He took a stick and made the wolf exit from his farm. The shepherd sat in the corner and said, “It was my fault. I am a foolish man. I trusted my sheep.” He went inside his house and cried. Now he could not get his sheep’s back again.


Moral of the story: ‘We should not trust everyone easily.’