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Peter Fullone and the Egg
Once upon a time Peter Fullone, the stone-cutter, was working at the cemetery, near the church of Santo Spirito; a man passed by and said: "Peter, what is the best mouthful?" Fullone answered: "An egg;" and stopped.
A year later Fullone was working in the same place, sitting on the ground and breaking stones.
The man who had questioned him the year before passed by again and said: "Peter, with what?" meaning: what is good to eat with an egg. "With salt," answered Peter Fullone.
He had such a wise head that after a year he remembered a thing that a passer-by had said.
Source: Italian Popular Tales by Thomas Frederick Crane, A. M.