Envy If the Slipper Fits . . .
Once upon a time there was a nobleman who took as his second wife the proudest and haughtiest woman there ever was. The husband, by his first wife, had a young daughter who was exceptionally sweet and gentle. His second wife had two daughters who had their mother's temper and resembled her in every way. No sooner was the wedding over than the stepmother began to display her bad temper.
-- Charles Perrault