Story 104 The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller
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."
Does the Fuller agree with the Charcoal-burner's arrangement? Why?
A. Yes, he does. Because the Charcoal-burner is very friendly and their housekeeping will be lessened if they live together.
B. No, he doesn't. Because as far as he is concerned, whatever he whiten, the Charcoal-burner will immediately blacken again.