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The Boy and the Filberts

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The Boy and the Filberts

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A Boy put his hand into a pitcher full of filberts. He grasped as many as he could possibly hold, but when he tried to pull out his hand, he was prevented from doing so by the neck of the pitcher.

Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment. A bystander said to him, “Be satisfied with half the quantity, and you will easily get your hand out.”

Moral:Do not attempt too much at once.

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  1. 1 On August 5th, 2011, The Editor said:

    Don’t get caught with your hand in the filbert jar.

    Or: If even a monkey can figure out basic laws of physics, boy, what’s your problem?

  2. 2 On August 5th, 2011, Meteorite said:

    It is better to overturn a pitcher full of filberts, rather than try and pull them out a handful at a time.

  3. 3 On October 14th, 2011, Nick said:

    It’s easier to break the pitcher and retrieve all the filberts than trying to extract filberts manually through a small orifice.

  4. 4 On November 24th, 2011, John said:

    Never fall for a sign that says, “Free filberts – all you can carry.”

  5. 5 On December 11th, 2012, sam said:

    dont take to much at a time or u will get revenge

  6. 6 On June 17th, 2014, jim said:

    more or less stop crying

  7. 7 On August 19th, 2014, Anonymous said:

    familiarity breeds contempt

  8. 8 On August 27th, 2014, mir said:

    Dont Get Too Much Filberts At One Time

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