Aesop Fables

Lion in Love

Aesop Fables

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Lion in Love

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Lions Head SketchA Lion loved the daughter of a woodcutter and demanded her hand in marriage. The Father, unwilling to grant, and yet afraid to refuse his request, hit upon this expedient to rid himself of his difficulties.

He expressed his willingness to accept the Lion as the suitor of his daughter on one condition: that the Lion allowed the Father to extract his teeth, and cut off his claws, as his daughter was fearfully afraid of both. The Lion cheerfully agreed to the proposal.

But when the toothless, clawless Lion returned to repeat his request, the Woodman, no longer afraid, set upon him with his club, and drove him away into the forest.

Moral: Don’t give away an essential part of yourself for the sake of love.


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