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Fable Aesop
The Charcoal-Burner And The Fuller
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A Charcoal-Burner carried on his trade in his own house.
One day he met a friend, a Fuller, and entreated him to come
and live with him, saying that they should be far better neighbors
and that their housekeeping expenses would be lessened.

The Fuller replied, "The arrangement is impossible as far as
I am concerned, for whatever I should whiten, you would
immediately blacken again with your charcoal."

Like will draw like.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
Read by: Gabriel Laguna and Ellie Wen

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