Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
542. THE CHARCOAL BURNER AND THE FULLER
Perry 29 (Chambry
A charcoal burner who lived in a certain house decided it would be a
good idea to live together with a fuller who had moved in next door. But
the fuller told him, 'How on earth would I be able to carry on with my
work? I am afraid that whatever I washed white, you would cover with soot!'
The story shows that opposites are utterly incompatible.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.