The Governor made room on his busy calendar to hear the pleas of
a woman that her husband be released from the state
"What was he convicted of?" asked the Governor gently.
"Stealing a loaf of bread," replied the offender's wife,
shifting nervously in her chair.
"Is he a good husband?"
"No," she replied frankly, blushing a bit. "He beats me when he
gets drunk. He bullies our children. He's unfaithful, and he's
really not much good at all."
"It sounds to me as though you're better off without him," said
the Governor. "Why on earth do you want him out of jail?"
"Well," she explained, "we're out of bread again."