The Scholar and the Philosopher

A scholar went one day to see a practical philosopher, to determine the origins of his system. As soon as the question was asked, the master handed the academic a delicious peach. When it had been eaten, the master asked whether he would like another. The scholar ate the second peach. Then the philosopher said: ‘Are you interested in where this peach was grown?’ ‘No,’ said the scholar. ‘That is your answer about my system,’ said the master.


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