Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. “Tiidu the Piper” is a short story by Andrew Lang with an instructive undertone that will be definitely profitable for little children to read and bear in mind. The storyline focuses on the one big lazy boy whose name was Tiidu. All his brothers became strong and willing for servants, so they worked hard and were always cheerful. But Tiidu spent all his time playing tunes on his flute. He had only one desire to become rich and famous but didn't want to make an effort in doing something. There was only one thing that an old man said “Sleeping cats catch no mice”.