Fantastic Fablesby Ambrose Bierce
The Witch's Steed
A BROOMSTICK which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
"Very well," said the Witch, "I will give you work in which you will be associated with intellect - you will come in contact with brains. I shall present you to a housewife."
"What!" said the Broomstick, "do you consider the hands of a housewife intellectual?"
"I referred," said the Witch, "to the head of her good man."