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Aesop's fable


​Lesson 6


The charcoal-burner and the fuller





                                          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 neighborhood; 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 one another better that way,” he said, “and, beside, our household 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.” 

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