|73. The Widow And Her Little Maidens|
A widow woman, fond of cleani
ng, had two little maidens to wait on her. She was in the habit of waking them early in the morning, at cockcrow. The maidens being aggrieved by such excessive labour, resolved to kill the cock who roused their mistres
s so early. When they had done this, they found that they had only prepared for themselves greater troubles, for their mistress, no longer hearing the hour from the cock, woke them up to their work in the middle of the night.
一个有洁癖的寡妇，有两个小丫头服侍她，。 她在每天早晨鸡啼时，便唤醒她们。 两个丫头苦于这样过度的工作，所以决定杀死这只公鸡，免得那么早便叫起她们的主人。 当她们完成这件事时才发现自讨苦吃，因为她们的主人，从此无法再由公鸡那里知道时间，往往在半夜里，就叫她们起来工作。