In the classic and inspiring tale The Lion and the Mouse, the lion finds himself trapped in a net, but a little mouse whose life he had spared comes to his rescue!
The Moral of the Story: Good deeds are rewarded.
The tales of Panchatantra, perhaps, are the oldest stories known in the literature of India. Some believe that the fables of Panchatantra are as old as Rigveda.
Panch means five, and tantra refers to codes of conduct. The stories were largely based on animal characters, making it very interesting for children. These are moral based and are organized into five books on such topics as winning friends, losing property and waging war.