The Best Pears
Adaptions and Imitations of Hindoo Fables
A master sent his Servant to buy the best-tasting pears. The Servant came to the shop and asked for pears. The dealer gave him some; but the Servant said:
"No, give me the best!"
The dealer said:
"Try one; you will see that they taste good."
"How shall I know," said the Servant, "that they all taste good, if I try one only?"
He bit off a piece from each pear, and brought them to his master. Then his master sent him away.