The Old Woman and the Doctor


An old woman who had become blind promised a doctor that she would give him a handsome price if he would give her back her sight. The doctor tampered with the old ladies eyes and a bit at a time carried off her goods. Then, he brought back her sight and demanded his fee. Alas, the poor woman had nothing to give. He sued her and being caught before the judges she in defense said: "What this man says is true; I promised the fee if he could make me see and nothing if he did not. Now he says I have my sight but before I lost it I could see all sorts of furniture and goods in my house and now I can see nothing."