The Man and His Two Wives

男人與他的兩個老婆

 

  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.

很久以前,男人可以娶很多老婆。有一個中年男子,他有一個年紀比較大的妻子和一個年輕的妻子。兩個老婆都很愛他,並且渴望看到老公跟他們一樣。
  

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. 

現在,那個男人的頭髮開始斑白,年輕的妻子不喜歡,因為,她不願意她的老公看起來太老。所以,每天晚上,她習慣幫他梳頭,並且拔掉白頭髮。

 

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.

但是,年齡比較大的老婆,很樂意看到丈夫的頭髮變白,因為,她不喜歡被旁人誤會為是他的媽媽。所以,每天早上,她習慣幫她老公整理頭髮,並且儘可能地拔掉黑頭髮。結果,這個男人很快地發現自己變成禿頭了。

 

 

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

甚麼都讓步,很快就會無路可退