Sunday, February 3, 2008
Maids & the Rooster - Aesop Fable #432
A hard-working widow had some maidservants she would rouse for work at the sound of rooster when it was still dark outside. The maids were burdened with endless tasks, so they decided to kill the rooster because it was the rooster who made their mistress get them up while it was still dark. Yet after they had killed the rooster, their desperate situation grew even worse. Now that the mistress was no longer able to tell the hour by the rooster, she woke the maids up even earlier than before.