- Year Published: 1867
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: Greece
- Source: Aesop (1867) Aesop's Fables
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 4.0
- Word Count: 75
Aesop, . (1867). “The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller”. Aesop's Fables (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 05, 2015, from
Aesop, . " “The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller”." Aesop's Fables. Lit2Go Edition. 1867. Web. <>. July 05, 2015.
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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.