The story of X’s Y is quite well known.
It is a story that appears in the Hebrew Bible. It has long been a popular subject for artists and is often chosen for decoration of courthouses. The original tale of X’s Y can also be seen as a parable- X was at war with one of his brothers at the time; the baby was Israel, the sword was war, X was the false mother and his brother was represented by the real mother.
It also brings about the term _________ ___ ____ in practice which is used to describe a simple compromise in legal practice.