Thisbe and Pyramus are neighbor and were in love. Their parents, however, forbid them to married and build a wall between the house.
The lovers find a crack in the wall through which they speak and kiss one another. One night they decide to run away together, meeting at the Tomb Of Ninus.
Thisbe arrives first, and she sees a terrifying lioness with blood on its mouth. She runs away in fear, dropping her scarf. The lioness tears up the scarf and bloodies it.
When Pyramus arrives, he sees the scarf, assumes his lover has died, and kills himself in sorrow.
Thisbe returns to the Tomb Of Nunis with fears, sees Pyramus' body, and kills herself with the same knife.
From then on, mulberries take on the dark red color of their blood, making the lovers' bond eternal.
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