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Aesop - The Lion and the Mouse by ffufi Aesop - The Lion and the Mouse by ffufi
The Lion and the Mouse

A lion was sleeping in his lair when a mouse mistakenly ran over the mighty beast's nose and awakened him. The lion grabbed the frightened little creature with his paw and was just about to crush him when the mouse began pleading for mercy and declared that he had not consciously intended to offend the lion. Moreover, the mouse sought to convince the lion not to stain his honorable paws with such an insignificant prey. Smiling at his little prisoner's fright, the lion generously let him go.

Now a short time after this occurrence the lion was caught in a net laid by some hunters while roaming the woods in search of prey. Finding himself entangled in a rope without the hope of escape, the lion let out a roar that resounded throughout the entire forest. Recognizing the voice of his former savior, the mouse ran to the spot, and without much ado, began nibbling the knots that had ensnared the lion. In a short time he freed the noble beast and thus convinced him that no act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted and that no matter how meager a creature may be, he may have it in his power to return a good deed.

Little friends may prove great friends.

Thank you to :icontr3yu: for suggesting this one :) This one was very tricky, as the lion is very similar to the background colour and it was hard to make him pop out. I'm still quite pleased with the result though, what do you think?


Media: Water Colours, Faber Castell Crayons, Copic Multiliners, White Gelpen

More Aesop's Fables in my gallery :)
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supersyndrome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this, as I love the entire series you made of these. You translate the simpleness of the fables well with the smooth circly style. Great job!
ffufi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Aw thank you so very much :) I love doing these and I'm so glad you like them! I'd really love to get enough together to make a little book out of them...
supersyndrome Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These would make a lovely little book, I think. With the tale on the one page and the illustration on the other. I can picture it. :)
ffufi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Yeah, those were my thoughts exactly :) I'll have to see if I can get enough together.
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Submitted on
November 29, 2012
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