Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Man Who Had Two Wives - A Tale from Aesop

A middle-aged man had two wives (you can see the trouble coming, can't you).

His first wife was quite a bit older than him.
His second wife was younger than him by at least 10 years.

Each was jealous of the other and chose to see her husband as closer to her own age.
Now the man's hair was turning gray (can't imagine why), which the young wife did not like, as it made him look too old for her husband.
So every night she used to comb his hair and pull out the white ones.

But the elder wife saw her husband growing gray with great pleasure, for she did not like to be mistaken for his mother.
So every morning she used to arrange his hair and pull out as many of the black ones as she could.

Soon the man soon found himself entirely bald.

Moral: Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield

A tale from Aesop retold by LaurenLanita,Storysinger/Storyteller

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