Giufà and the Moon
One night Giufà, passing by a well, saw the moon’s reflection on the water. Thinking it had fallen in, he decided to save it.
He took a bucket, tied it to a rope, and threw it in the well. When the water stopped rippling and he saw the moon inside the bucket, he started pulling with all the strength in his body. On the way up, however, the bucket got tangled on the wall of the well. Determined to free the moon from its watery prison Giufà pulled and pulled so hard that the rope snapped and he fell on his back, tumbling down to the ground.
Looking up he tried to find a handhole to stand up again. And tt was then that he saw the moon in the sky once more. With great satisfaction, he said to himself, “I may have hurt myself, but at least I saved the moon from drowning!”