Aesop's Fable Friday
A Lion fell deeply in love with the daughter of a Cottager and wanted to marry her; but her father was unwilling to give her to so fearsome a husband, and yet didn't want to offend the Lion, so he hit upon the following solution.
He went to the Lion and said, "I think you will make a very good husband for my daughter: but I cannot consent to your union unless you let me pull your teeth and clip your nails, for my daughter is terribly afraid of them."
The Lion was so much in love that he readily agreed that this should be done.
When once, however, he was thus disarmed, the Cottager was afraid of him no longer, but drove him away with his club.
Moral of the story: Misfortune awaits those who love unwisely.
I would like to add that misfortune awaits those who allow themselves to be disarmed!