Aesop's Fable 29 April 2017

The Charcoal Burner and the Fuller

There was once a charcoal burner who lived and worked by himself. A fuller, however, happened to come and settle in the same neighbourhood; and the charcoal burner, having made his acquaintance and finding he was an agreeable sort of fellow, asked him if he would come and share his house: “We shall get to know each other better that way.” he said, “and, beside, our house expenses will be diminished.” The fuller thanked him, but replied, “I couldn’t think of it sir: why, everything I take such pains to whiten would be blackened in no time by your charcoal.”

Like will draw like.