Fairy Tales / Italian Popular Tales

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.

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