From the short stories series: A Pound of Butter

From the short stories series: A Pound of Butter

[wtr-time] I’ve been sharing many stories in this short stories series. They’re powerful reads and the great thing about them is that they’re very easy to digest, and there’s always something to learn from. Whether they’re true stories or not is another thing, as many of them are legends supposedly hundreds of years old. Enjoy a pound of butter story!

A Pound of Butter

There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took the farmer to court.

The judge asked the farmer if he was using any measure to weight the butter. The farmer replied: “Honor, I am primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.”

The judge asked: “Then how do you weigh the butter?” to which the farmer replied:

Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.

Author of the Pound of butter story: Unknown.


What goes around, comes around. In life, you get what you give. Don’t try and cheat others. I love a pound of butter story – What do you think?

Interested in more moral stories? You may also like these ones:

Or head over to this section to get more short stories that are part of the series.

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