Aesop's Fable Friday
A Man, whose hair was turning grey, had two Sweethearts, an old woman and a young one.
The elder didn't like having him look so much younger than herself; so, whenever he came to see her, she pulled the dark hairs out of his head to make him look old.
The younger didn't like him to look older than herself, and pulled out the grey hairs, to make him look young.
Between them, they left not a hair on his head, and he became perfectly bald.
Moral of the story: He who gives in to others' wants will have no principles of his own.
The Cates - of 'Why Homeschool' - were kind enough to send me an interesting link that pertains to Aesop's Fables. Apparently, a bunch of orangutans confirmed a well known Aesop's Fable about The Crow and the Pitcher. If you recall, the thirsty Crow comes across a half full pitcher of water but cannot reach it because the opening is too narrow and her beak is too short. She hits upon a clever solution to the problem, and the clever orangutans have done something very similar in real life.
Thank you to the Cates for sharing this article with us!