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 Beasts. 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
again.’ 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 Lesson: Love can tame the wildest.