example of this may be found in the theme which
runs as follows. “A wife has stated to her husband
that her stepson has attempted to seduce her and
that a time and place have been assigned for their
meeting: the son has brought the same charge
against his stepmother, with the exception that a
different time and place are mentioned. The father
finds the son in the place mentioned by the wife,
and the wife in the place mentioned by the son.
He divorces her, and then, as she says nothing in
her own defence, disinherits the son.” No defence
can be put forward for the son which is not also a
defence of the stepmother.