The Father and His Two Daughters





A MAN had two daughters, the one married to a gardener, and the

other to a tile-maker. After a time he went to the daughter who

had married the gardener, and inquired how she was and how all

things went with her. She said, "All things are prospering with

me, and I have only one wish, that there may be a heavy fall of

rain, in order that the plants may be well watered." Not long

after, he went to the daughter who had married the tilemaker, and

likewise inquired of her how she fared; she replied, "I want for

nothing, and have only one wish, that the dry weather may

continue, and the sun shine hot and bright, so that the bricks

might be dried." He said to her, "If your sister wishes for rain,

and you for dry weather, with which of the two am I to join my

wishes?'





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