A Little English : Hospitality — the tale of Philemon and Baucis

【明報專訊】This is an old tale of an aged couple who had a visit from the gods. Jupiter, king of the gods, and his son, Mercury, assumed human form and went to the land of humans. They disguised themselves as weary travellers and went from door to door, seeking shelter. As it was late in the evening, the people would not open their doors for these strangers. Time and again, they were turned away.