The Friend's Pot

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A woman once borrowed a pot from her friend. The next day, she returned the pot and a smaller pot along with it.

Her friend was very surprised. When she asked her where the small pot had come from, the woman replied, “Your pot gave birth to a baby pot.” The friend thought the woman was foolish but was happy to have another pot so she did not say anything.

After some days, the woman borrowed the pot from her friend again. This time she did not return it. When the friend asked her to return the pot she said, “Your pot has died.” The friend was surprised, “How can a pot die?” The woman replied, “If it can give birth it can also die.” The friend had no choice but to let go of her pot.

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