The Astronomer





AN ASTRONOMER used to go out at night to observe the stars. One

evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole

attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep

well. While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and

cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning

what had happened said: "Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to

pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on

earth?'





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