A woman asked the Devil: “Do you see that man, the tailor?” and pointed to a small deprived shop.
The devil said: “Yes.”
The woman said: “He loves his wife so much. Can you make him hate his wife?”
Devil responded: “It would be very easy.”
The devil walked towards the shop. He tried many tricks on the tailor but couldn’t convince him to dislike his wife. He came back towards the woman and confessed that he is not able to deceive each and every human.
The woman said: “But a woman can.”
She walked to the tailor’s shop, pointed to an expensive fabric and said: “Can I have two meters of this fine fabric? My son would like to buy a gift for his lover and asked me to help him.”
The tailor-cut two meters of the fabric and handed it to her. The woman walked towards the tailor’s house and knocked on the door. The tailor’s wife opened the door and saw a stranger.
The woman asked: “Sorry my child but I am lost, hungry and thirsty. Could you feed me so that I get my strength and go back home?”
The kind wife of the tailor invited her in and went to the kitchen to prepare some food.
The woman hid the fabric behind the door. She ate the food and thanked the tailor’s wife for her hospitality and left the place.
When the tailor came home, he saw the fabric. The tailor remembered the story of the woman’s son’s gift to his lover and assumed that his wife was the lover of that customer’s son.
When the tailor was fighting and accusing his wife, the woman looked at the devil and said: “Do you see how we [women] can be more deceiving than the devil? Watch how we can be an angel too.”
The woman knocked on the tailor’s door. When he opened the door, she said: “Sorry to bother you, sir, I was tired and hungry and your very kind wife invited me in and fed me food. When I was leaving I forgot to take my fabric with me. Could you please bring it to me?”
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