This story is one of Aesops Fables, it's origins lie in Greece and it's over 600 years old!! Aesop was a slave and storyteller in Greece and many of his stories have travelled across the world being shared with generations of children.
This is a story that Danny was told as a boy by his parents, it was told to share a really important lesson about the importance of telling the truth.
This story can lead to some great discussions about morals, one the story is over consider theses questions:
1) Should we always tell the truth?
2) Are all 'lies' the same?
3) Is there ever a time when telling a lie is okay?
4) How might this story been different if the boy had told the truth?