The One-Eyed Doe

A one-eyed doe used to graze near the sea, and in order to protect herself from attack, she kept her eye focused on the land in case hunters might approach, while her blind side was turned toward the sea because she did not expect a threat from that direction. But some sailors came rowing by in a boat, and when they saw her, they took aim from the water and shot her.

Heaving her last gasp, she sighed, “Unfortunate creature that I am! I was safe on the land side where I expected to be attacked, but found an enemy in the sea to which I looked most for protection.”

Old Learning: Danger often comes from a source that is least suspected.

New Take

It is better not to assume anything while planning.

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