The Man and His Two Wives

: Aesop's Fables

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 ones. 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 could. The consequence was the Man soon found himself

entirely bald.

Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.