From Ancient China
Same Age Next Year
grocer once had a daughter born to him. One day a friend of his made
a match for his baby girl, and told him the future husband was only
one year older than she was.
grocer discussed this marriage in private with his wife. "Our
daughter is just one, the boy's age is the double of hers; when she
is twenty and gets married, her husband will be forty," he said.
"How do we have the heart to marry off our daughter to such an
wife smiled and said, "You are really dumb. Our daughter is now
one year old; in one year won't she be the same age as the boy?"
and Translated by Liu Jiangting et al.)