Body of the Fable
There was this Lion who fell madly in love with a maiden in town. She was so beautiful that the Lion did not hesitate to propose a marriage with her parents. And this was where the story begins. The old parents did not want to lend their beloved daughter over to the Lion; at the same time, they could get into big trouble if they had made the king of all beasts angry.
After some careful planning, the father replied to the Lion's proposal, cleverly:-