Cimon And Pero – Story

In ancient Greece there lived an old man (Cimon).<>

The old man was sentenced to hunger death, he was kept in prison.<>

The idea was to keep him hungry till he died.<>

His darling daughter who was lactating pleaded with the government to see him (Cimon) everyday at least until his death.<>

She was granted permission.<>

She was checked thoroughly by the prison officers to ensure she is not carrying any food for her father.<>

Pero couldn’t bear the sight of her dying father.<>

She looked at him with the eyes of of a caring father.<>

So, in order to save his life she gave him breast milk on a daily basis.<>

When Cimon was still alive after many days without food the government became suspicious of Pero.<>

On one occasion, the prison guards caught Pero breastfeeding her father.<>

The case was filed against her but her selflessness and attitude won and turned the heart and mind of the jailer and he granted her father freedom.<>

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