The Woman

The Old Woman and The Wine Jar

Body of the Fable

You must know that sometimes old women like a glass of wine. One of this sort once found a Wine-jar lying in the road, and eagerly went up to it hoping to find it full. But when she took it up she found that all the wine had been drunk out of it. Still she took a long sniff at the mouth of the Jar. "Ah," she cried: "What memories cling 'round the instruments of our pleasure."

Moral of the Fable

What memories cling 'round the instruments of our pleasure.


The Man and His Two Wives

Body of the Fable

In the old days, when men were allowed to have many wives, a middle-aged Man had one wife that was old and one that was young; each loved him very much, and desired to see him like herself. Now the Man's hair was turning grey, which the young Wife did not like, as it made him look too old for her husband.

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