There was once a shepherd by the name Ronnie who looked after a flock of sheep. One day, out of boredom, he decided to play a trick. He screamed “Help! Wolf! Please help!”. The villages came running with sticks to drive the wolf away and protect the boy. When they reached the boy, they asked him where the wolf was. The boy laughed and said “I fooled everyone! There was no wolf.” The villagers left angrily.
The boy repeated the same trick several times and the villagers came running in every time. They gave a warning to never pull that trick again as the boy laughed. One day, a wolf entered the field where Ronnie and the flock of sheep were and slowly started attacking the sheep one by one. Ronnie shouted “Wolf! Help, please!”. The villagers heard him but dismissed his cries, thinking he was playing a trick on them again.
Ronnie ran down the hill and told the closest villager about the wolf. When the villagers followed him, they saw the wolf running away after killing and hurting the sheep. Ronnie cried “I called for help! Why didn’t anyone come to help?”. An old villager consoled him, he said, “We are sorry about the sheep. But now you should know that nobody believes a liar… even when they are telling the truth.”