Micky was a very lazy rat.
Micky's mother always warned him, "Micky, my son! You had better look out! Your laziness will land you in trouble one day!
But Micky never paid any heed to his mother's advise. One day, a log with a big hole in it came floating along the river.
When Micky saw the log, he exclaimed, "Wow! A good place to sleep has floated up right to me!" He crept into the hole and fell asleep
As Micky slept, a strong wind began to blow. It pushed the log along the river.
When the log reached the riverbank opposite, a cat saw the sleeping Micky.
The restless cat jumped on to the log to catch Micky. But he awoke just in time, leapt out of the hole, and swam to safety as fast as he could.
On reaching home, he got a good scolding from his mommy. Micky promised that he would not be lazy and take the easy way out ever again!