The city mouse led the country mouse to thekitchen. When they climbed up the table, there werea large piece of bread, fruit and cheese on it. “Well, help yourself. I have food like this everyday.” “Wow! They look delicious. I envy you.”
The country mouse began eating the tasty cheese. Itwas right then that the kitchen door opened with abang and a man came in. The city mouse draggedthe country mouse and ran away helter–skelter.
Breathing heavily after hiding in the mouse–hole, the city mouse said, “Hugh! That was close.” The country mouse was unable to understand the city mouse’s behavior. However, on thenext day and the following day, the same thing happened.
After a few days, the country mouse said to the city mouse, “I should go back to my house inthe country. Even if I eat nothing but beans, I can live peacefully. Why don’t you come with meto the country? It would be better than living here nervously like this.”
The city mouse was so embarrassed that he could not do anything. The country mouse cameback home and never went back to the city.