BeeOasis Step 3
He ran toward the village crying out as loud as he could: “Wolf! Wolf! Come and help! The wolves are eating my lambs!”
The kind villagers left their work and ran to the field to help him. But when they got there, the boy laughed at them for their pains, for there was no wolf there.
Still another day the boy tried the same trick, and the villagers came running to help and were laughed at again.
Then one day a wolf did break into the fold and began killing and eating the lambs. In great fright, the boy ran for help. “Wolf! Wolf!” he screamed. “There is a wolf in the flock! Help!”
The villagers heard him, but they thought it was another mean trick. No one paid the least bit of attention to the boy. They didn’t even go near him, and the boy lost all his sheep.
That is the kind of thing that happens to people who lie. Even when they do tell the truth, they will not be believed.
Note: The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of Aesop’s Fables. From the story we get the idiom “to cry wolf,” which means to call for help when you do not need it. The result is that people do not believe you when you really need help.