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It is late in the age of the south wind. You are the wife of a prosperous merchant. When you and he were young the two of you had little; hard work, keen wit, and good fortune has brought prosperity.

Men with his standing often take a second wife; you and he discuss the matter. He relies on your judgement and will follow the course you suggest. If he is to take a second wife it will fall on you to make the selection and arrangements.

You could select for him a wife who is a good mistress of the household; this would relieve you of many duties. You could select for him a wife who is young and pretty. Or you could decide that one wife is enough for him. What will you do.

Choose a sensible wife
Choose a pretty wife
Choose none