There were a lot of mice in a house. The man of the house got a cat. The cat killed many of the mice. Then the oldest mouse said: “All mice must come to my hole tonight, and we will think what we can do about this cat.”
All the mice came. Many mice spoke, but none knew what to do. At last a young mouse stood up and said:” We must put a bell on the cat. Then, when the cat comes near, we’ll hear the bell and run away and hide. So the cat will never catch any more mice.”
Then the old mouse asked:” Who will put the bell on the cat?” No mouse answered. He waited, but still no one answered. At last he said: “It is not hard to say things, but it is harder to do them.”
موش های زیادی در خانه بودند. صاحب خانه گربه ای را آورد. گربه شمار زیادی از موش ها را کشت. سپس موش پیر گفت: تمام موش ها باید امشب به خانه ی من بیایند تا ما فکر کنیم که برای این گربه چه کار بکنیم.