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The Boy and the Filberts

"The Boy and the Filberts" is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a young boy who sticks his hand into a pitcher full of filberts (a type of hazelnut). He grasps a handful but his fist is too large to pull out from the narrow neck of the pitcher. Despite his predicament, he refuses to lessen his grip, willing to lose all rather than let go of some. The fable serves as a moral lesson on greed and the inability to let go of possessions or ambitions even when they cause discomfort or unhappiness.

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A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry. "My boy," said his mother, "be satisfied with half the nuts you have taken and you will easily get your hand out. Then perhaps you may have some more filberts some other time." Do not attempt too much at once.
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Aesop

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist, known for his collection of fables. His fables often featured animals as characters and conveyed moral lessons or wisdom through short narratives. Some of his most famous fables include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Fox and the Grapes." These timeless stories continue to be widely read and adapted to this day. more…

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