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Lion in Love

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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.

There are currently 19 suggested morals for “Lion in Love”

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  1. 1 On August 6th, 2011, Daniela said:

    Woodsmen make great dentists.

  2. 2 On August 6th, 2011, moral to the moral said:

    Easier said than done

  3. 3 On September 11th, 2011, aecer said:

    teeth are dangerous

  4. 4 On October 1st, 2011, The Foreigner said:

    When presented with a prenup, get your lawyer to review it first.

  5. 5 On October 12th, 2011, DA1 said:


  6. 6 On October 14th, 2011, Nick said:

    Women have a knack of getting you neutered.

  7. 7 On November 24th, 2011, John said:

    No good can come from an inter-species marriage.

  8. 8 On January 26th, 2012, Nesher said:

    “Lion in Love” would make a good name for an album.

  9. 9 On March 22nd, 2012, Anonymous said:

    Don’t go chasing waterfalls.

  10. 10 On July 2nd, 2014, freddyfroggy said:

    If you can’t be accepted by others by what you are then don’t change to please others.

  11. 11 On January 5th, 2016, Glorien S Laforteza said:

    A real love can be offered regardless of the appearance

  12. 12 On January 5th, 2016, Glorien S Laforteza said:

    If you will love and just base on the physical appearance, that love is called a FAKE LOVE

  13. 13 On June 14th, 2020, anonymous said:

    Even love can tame the wildest

  14. 14 On September 19th, 2020, Jenni said:

    love can be dangerous if your not careful.

  15. 15 On October 2nd, 2020, imiko takai said:

    Dont give away or take any necessary part of you for love.

  16. 16 On October 2nd, 2020, Elculanda said:

    “Never give a part of yourself for love”

  17. 17 On March 24th, 2021, brem brem said:

    Love is dangerous.

  18. 18 On April 3rd, 2021, Riyaa said:

    When his is oak and hers is holly then to marry would be folly.

  19. 19 On April 13th, 2021, Anonymous said:

    know someone before trusting them

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