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."
Moral: Like will draw like.