The Boy and the Filberts by The Brothers Grimm

The Boy and the Filberts Fable

Aesop's Fables - Very Short Story

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 readily draw out your hand."

Moral:

Do not attempt too much at once

The Boy and the Filberts

What is a Fable? A Fable is a very short story with a Moral. It features a plant, animal, mythical creature or inanimate object which is brought to life in the story (anthropomorphised).  The moral is explained at the end of the fable.

Fables are described as succinct, brief, concise or very short stories with a moral.

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