The Oriental tale of the woman who, seeing herself in the mirror, assumed her husband had taken a second wife, is the basis of a picture story that doesn't make much of the situation. The flat, stylized illustrations are antiseptic, unindividuated, largely decorative. The plotting is not always plausible (e.g. the husband who raises rice ""for the joy of watching it grow""), the telling has no particular flavor. Call it a flash in the pan.