Courses for Kids
Free study material
Offline Centres
Store Icon

A Shepherd Boy Story

share icon
share icon

Introduction to a Shepherd Boy Story

The story of a boy who kept on calling out the wolf and then the whole village would come. The next time he cried out wolf the whole village came to help him out. But one day, in the evening a wolf came into the woods to attack the boy, and no one would come because the boy lied previously and pranked on the villagers, and the villagers thought that he was doing another prank and the wolf ate his sheep. After that, a few more stories with great moral lessons will be fun reading. So without wasting your time let’s begin.

A Shepherd Boy Story

A Shepherd Boy tended his master's Sheep close to a dark forest not far from the village. Soon he found life in the pasture exceptionally dull. All he could do to entertain himself was to talk to his dog or play on his shepherd's pipe.

A Shepherd Boy Story

A Shepherd Boy Story

One day, as he sat watching the Sheep and the peaceful forest, and thinking about what he would do, should he see a Wolf, he thought about a plan to amuse himself.

His Master had advised him to call for help should a Wolf assault the flock, and the Villagers would drive it away. So far, however, he neither saw a Wolf nor anything that even seemed to be a Wolf, he ran toward the village yelling as loud as possible, 'Wolf! Wolf!'

As per his expectations, the Villagers who heard the cry left their work and ran in great excitement to the pasture. However, when they arrived they found the Boy bent over with laughter at the stunt he had played on them.

A few days later, the Shepherd Boy again shouted, 'Wolf! Wolf!' Again the Villagers rushed to help him, only to be chuckled at once more.

Then one evening as the Sun was setting behind the forest and the shadows were crawling out over the pasture, a Wolf sprang from the underbrush and fell upon the Sheep.

The Boy ran toward the village shouting 'Wolf! Wolf!' Although the Villagers heard the cry, they didn't race to help him as they had previously been fooled. 'He can't fool us once more,' they said. The Wolf killed a large number of the Boy's sheep.

The moral of the story is that Liars are not believed in any event, even when they speak the truth.

Moral of the Story

In this article, The story of a shepherd boy is presented that teaches us a valuable lesson in our life, “Liars are not believed, even when they speak the truth”. We should always speak the truth no matter what the situation is. Even for fun also we should not lie for anything, it could make a bad perspective of our character. This story proves this statement very well.


A shepherd boy watching a group of sheep made a gathering of villagers to the boy for help after two times by shouting. "Wolf! Wolf!" Each time the villagers came, the boy laughed because he pranked them. Next time, when a wolf did come and the villagers ignored his shout for help. They thought the boy was again trying to prank them. The shepherd boy was never seen again after that incident.

Want to read offline? download full PDF here
Download full PDF
Is this page helpful?
Courses for kids
English Superstar
Grade LKG - 2
Maths Classes
Grade 1 - 2
Spoken English
Grade 3 - 5

FAQs on A Shepherd Boy Story

1. Why were the villagers angry with the shepherd boy?

Once more, the villagers rushed up the hill to help him and again they found that boy had pranked them. He repeatedly shouts that the wolf is attacking the sheep.  They got very angry for troubling them. Their anger and ignorance could be seen when one day finally a wolf came and attacked the sheep. The boy shouted but no one came to help him out. They thought he was fooling again and wanted to disturb them, so one should never lie.

2. What happened when the real wolf came?

When the real wolf came, the boy shouted with all his energy, but the villagers ignored him because he used to shout repeatedly that the wolf is attacking the sheep, they also came by leaving all their work so that they could help him, but he was the one who does it just for the sake of entertainment. They were repeatedly pranked by him after that he used to laugh at them. So finally one day when a real wolf came he shouted but the villagers ignored him because of the prank he did earlier, After that the wolf attacked the sheep and also the boy. After that day the boy was not seen again. Learning from this is people want to help you but once they know your intention is bad, they form a perspective and don't want to help you again.