the image i have is one of the cowardly lion in
"The Wizard of Oz", right after Dorothy hits him in the nose for trying to chase ToTo and scare the scarecrow and the tinman. when i was little, i remember feeling very bad for the poor lion who was just trying to prove a point to himself, and inadvertently hurt others in the process. but i was also glad that dorothy had the guys to hit a lion in the face -- because ToTo was so important to her.
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