The Woman and her Maids

14. THE WOMAN AND HER MAIDS. A Widow had two Maids, whom she was in the habit of waking at cockcrow in the morning. Aggrieved by such a course, the Maids resolved to kill the cock, but when they had done so, their mistress, no longer hearing the time from the crow of the cock, woke them up to their work in the middle of the night. MORAL. The plans of most men are causes of evil to them. [more info]

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