The Man and His Two Sweethearts

A MIDDLE-AGED MAN, whose hair had begun to turn gray, courted two

women at the same time. One of them was young, and the other

well advanced in years. The elder woman, ashamed to be courted

by a man younger than herself, made a point, whenever her admirer

visited her, to pull out some portion of his black hairs. The

younger, on the contrary, not wishing to become the wife of an

old man, was equally zealous in removing every gray hair she

could find. Thus it came to pass that between them both he very

soon found that he had not a hair left on his head.

Those who seek to please everybody please nobody.

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