The Doe and The Lion

A Doe tried to hide in a cave not knowing a Lion was there. The Lion took advantage of the quick meal handed to him.

In avoiding one evil, care must be taken not to fall into another.

Townsend VersionTownsend version

A doe hard pressed by hunters sought refuge in a cave belonging to a Lion. The Lion concealed himself on seeing her approach, but when she was safe within the cave, sprang upon her and tore her to pieces. “Woe is me,” exclaimed the Doe, “who have escaped from man, only to throw myself into the mouth of a wild beast?’

Moral

In avoiding one evil, care must be taken not to fall into another.