The Man and His Wife

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN had a Wife who made herself hated by all the members of his

household. Wishing to find out if she had the same effect on the

persons in her father's house, he made some excuse to send her

home on a visit to her father. After a short time she returned,

and when he inquired how she had got on and how the servants had

treated her, she replied, "The herdsmen and shepherds cast on me

looks of aversion." He said, "O Wife, if you were disliked by

those who go out early in the morning with their flocks and

return late in the evening, what must have been felt towards you

by those with whom you passed the whole day!"

Straws show how the wind blows.