The Fool and the Loaves of Bread

There was a very hungry man who bought five loaves of bread at the bakery.
First, he ate one loaf, but he was still hungry. "I'll see if the next loaf will satisfy me," he thought.
So he ate the second loaf, but he was still hungry.
Then he ate the third, and then the fourth.
Finally, he ate the fifth loaf of bread. "Ah," he sighed, "at last my hunger has been satisfied. I just wish I had known it was that loaf which would do the trick. I could have eaten that one first and saved the rest."


Inspired byThe Ocean of Story by Somadeva, translated by C.H. Tawney: Volume 5.
Notes: This is Story 127.

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