The Bull’s Bridle
A young girl lived in Ulsan, South Kyong-sang province.
She was very pretty but shs used rough language.
“Hey I’m hungry, give me something to eat!!!”
She talked roughly and she spoke ill of other people.
Elder people told her not to do so, but she didn’t even care, “I’ll do as I want to do.”
She became 20 years old and was getting married.
The day before her wedding, her mother said to her,
“Watch your language or you’ll be kicked out of the house.”
She wanted to be loved by her parents-in-law.
So she practised speaking in mild manner.
But it wasn’t easy to change at once.
One day when she was sewing with her mother-in-law,
there was a loud barking sound outside the room.
“Someone’s come, go and see who’s there.” The mother in-law said.
She rushed out and came back,
“Something startled the ox out of the bridle.
It kept jumping out. The dog saw this and kept barking.”
Tha mother-in-law was so surprise to hear this, she fell on her back.