An old woman had a serious problem with her eyes. She could be totally blind. So, she went to a doctor and made an agreement with him. According to the agreement, she would pay the doctor if he cured her, but if he failed, she would pay nothing. The agreement was made in the presence of witnesses. And the treatment began. From time to time the doctor went to her house and gave her some medicine. However, each time he visited her, he secretly took away something from the house. In the end, the treatment was complete and the woman was cured. But there was nothing in the house (The doctor had taken away everything). When the woman saw that, she refused to pay the doctor. Then the doctor sued her for the payment of her debt. At the court, the woman said, "It is true that we made and agreement, and according to the agreement I would pay the doctor nothing if he failed to cure me. Now he says he cured me. But I say I am blinder, and I can prove it. When my eyes were bad, I could see well enough to know that there was some furniture and other things in my house. However, now, after the treatment, I can't see anything at home".



=dava etmek

=say "no!"





=başarısız olmak



=Anlaşmaya göre


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An Old Woman became almost totally blind from a disease of the eyes, and, after consulting a Doctor, made an agreement with him in the presence of witnesses that she should pay him a high fee if he cured her, while if he failed he was to receive nothing. The Doctor accordingly prescribed a course of treatment, and every time he paid her a visit he took away with him some article out of the house, until at last, when he visited her for the last time, and the cure was complete, there was nothing left. When the Old Woman saw that the house was empty she refused to pay him his fee; and, after repeated refusals on her part, he sued her before the magistrates for payment of her debt. On being brought into court she was ready with her defence. "The claimant," said she, "has stated the facts about our agreement correctly. I undertook to pay him a fee if he cured me, and he, on his part, promised to charge nothing if he failed. Now, he says I am cured; but I say that I am blinder than ever, and I can prove what I say. When my eyes were bad I could at any rate see well enough to be aware that my house contained a certain amount of furniture and other things; but now, when according to him I am cured, I am entirely unable to see anything there at all."