The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse
an Aesop Fable
A very young mouse made his first trip out of the hole and into
the world. He returned to tell his mother of the wonderful creatures
Mother," said the mouse, "I saw some curious animals. There
was one beautiful animal with fluffy fur and a long winding tail. She
made such a tender vibrating noise. I saw another animal, a terrible
looking monster. He had raw meat on his head and on his chin that wiggled
and shook as he walked. He spread out his sides and cried with such
a powerful and frightening wail, that I scurried away in fear, without
even talking to the kind beautiful animal.
Mother Mouse smiled, "My dear, that horrible creature was a harmless bird, but that beautiful animal with the fluffy fur was a mouse-eating cat. You are lucky she did not have you for dinner."
Do not trust outward appearances.