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    • Mark of Lewiston
    • 14.04.10 | 08:59 (IDT)

    Once upon a time there was a boy. He wanted attention and found that if people were afraid of something, they paid more attention to him. So, one day to see their reaction, he cried, "Look out! There's a wolf near the sheep." The village asked all kinds of questions and then put together a group of hunters to seek out and kill the wolf. The hunters went out and looked. But they couldn't find the wolf. So they went back to the boy and asked him for more details on where he saw the wolf. Not knowing what to say, he made up more of a story and the hunters went out again. But again they found nothing. The next week again, he cried out, "Look out, there's a wolf out there." And again they came and questioned him and sent out the hunters. After repeating the same adventure four weeks in a row, the village decided the boy only wanted attention. So when he really did see a wolf near the village sheep, they ignored him. And they lost three lambs.

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