THE MOTHER AND HER FOOLISH DAUGHTER
A woman had a daughter who was a fool. She implored all the gods to put some
sense into her, and the girl often heard her mother praying in this way. Then
one day they went to their country farm. The girl left her mother and wandered
into the fields. When she saw a man forcing himself on a donkey, she asked,
'What are you doing?' The man said, 'I'm putting some sense into her.' The foolish
girl remembered her mother's prayers and said, 'Put some sense into me too!'
The man refused to screw her because, as he said, 'There is nothing more ungrateful
than a woman.' The girl said, 'Don't worry on that account, sir! My mother will
be very grateful to you and will pay you whatever you want, since she is always
praying for me to get some sense.' So the man deflowered her. The girl was overjoyed
and ran to tell her mother the good news. 'Mother, mother,' she said, 'I've
got some sense now!' The mother exclaimed, 'The gods have answered my prayers!'
The daughter replied, 'Indeed they have, mother!' The mother then asked, 'And
how did you get some sense, my child?' The foolish girl explained, 'It was a
long, red, sinewy thing running in and out that put some sense into me.' When
the mother heard her daughter's explanation, she said, 'My child, you have lost
what sense you had to being with!'