The two women of different ages beloved by the middle-aged man
That the men, under all circumstances, are preyed upon by the women, whether they love or are beloved, this truly we learn from examples.
A Woman, not devoid of grace, held enthralled a certain Man of middle age, concealing her years by the arts of the toilet: a lovely Young creature, too, had captivated the heart of the same person. Both, as they were desirous to appear of the same age with him, began, each in her turn, to pluck out the hair of the Man. While he imagined that he was made trim by the care of the women, he suddenly found himself bald; for the Young Woman had entirely pulled out the white hairs, the Old Woman the black ones.