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. So every night she used to
comb his hair and pick out the white
But the elder Wife saw her husband
growing grey with great pleasure,
for she did not like to be mistaken
for his mother. So every morning she
used to arrange his hair and pick
out as many of the black ones as she
The consequence was the Man soon
found himself entirely bald.
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Yield to all and you will
nothing to yield"