A young man devoted himself, after his father’s death, entirely to his mother, until the latter, much against his will, brought him a wife. The wife plotted to estrange mother and son, and the old woman had to leave the house. The wife, having given birth to a son, went about saying that if the mother-
The story was related to a young man of Sāvatthi who looked after his aged mother until his wife came; then the wife undertook to tend her and for some time did her duties well. Later, she grew jealous of her husband’s love for his mother, and contrived by various means to make the son angry with the old woman. Finally, she asked her husband to choose between herself and his mother. The young man, without hesitation, stood up for his mother, and the wife, realising her folly, mended her ways. J.iii.422‑8.