How ‘my problem’ becomes ‘their problem’

EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

Publisher’s commentary


The story, pastoral and simple, unfolds on a farm. One day, in the back yard of the farmhouse, a little mouse realized that the wife of the farmer had set a mousetrap. The little mouse became very worried, and advised the other animals of the farm (a hen, a pig and a cow) that a trap had been set in the garden. All the animals, in one voice, said to the mouse, ‘that’s your problem’.

The very next day, while slithering through the grass, a snake fell into the trap. As the farmer’s wife tried t...


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