Baby's Own Aesop (1887)
7. The Mouse and The Lion (Perry
A poor thing the Mouse was, and yet,
When the Lion got caught in a net,
All his strength was no use.
'Twas the poor little Mouse
Who nibbled him out of the net."
SMALL CAUSES MAY PRODUCE GREAT RESULTS
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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.