So, he decided to consult his doctor to see what advice the doctor could give him.
After listening to Murphy’s story, the doctor said, “The next time you are down in the field plowing and feel a yearning for your wife, don’t wait until lunch time or the end of the day, but quit what you’re doing and go to the house”.
“I tried that”, said Murphy, “but by the time I get all the way back to the house, I am so worn out, I don’t have the energy to do what I wanted and to please her. It’s no use”.
So, the doctor thought for a minute, then told Murphy, “Take your shotgun with you when you leave the house in the morning, and then if you feel the urge, shoot the gun and your wife will come down there to where you are”.
A few weeks passed, and Murphy and his doctor happened to pass each other on the street.
“How did things work out?” the doctor asked.
“Fine”, Murphy said. “It was fine for the first three days”.
“What happened then?” asked the doctor.
“Well”, said Murphy, “then the hunting season opened and I haven’t seen her since”.
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