A Lion once fell in love with a
beautiful maiden and proposed
marriage to her parents.
The old people did not know what to
say. They did not like to give their
daughter to the Lion, yet they did
not wish to enrage the King of
At last the father said: "We feel
highly honoured by your Majesty's
proposal, but you see our daughter
is a tender young thing, and we fear
that in the vehemence of your
affection you might possibly do her
some injury. Might I venture to
suggest that your Majesty should
have your claws removed, and your
teeth extracted, then we would
gladly consider your proposal
The Lion was so much in love that he
had his claws trimmed and his big
teeth taken out.
But when he came again to the
parents of the young girl they
simply laughed in his face, and bade
him do his worst.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Love can tame the wildest"