Kinds of Day

A man stopped Nasrudin and asked him what day of the week it was. ‘Couldn’t tell you,’ said the Mulla. ‘I am a stranger in these parts, I don’t know what days of the week they have here.’ http://ninedonkeys.wordpress.com/

The Short Cut

Walking home one wonderful morning, Nasrudin thought that it would be a good idea to take a short cut through the woods. ‘Why’, he asked himself, ‘should I plod along a dusty road when I could be communing with nature, listening to the birds and looking at the...

The Robe

Jalal, an old friend of Nasrudin’s, called one day. The Mulla said, ‘I am delighted to see you after such a long time. I am just about to start on a round of visits, however. Come, walk with me, and we can talk.’ ‘Lend me a decent robe,’ said Jalal, ‘because, as you...

Try Anything Once

Nasrudin was lurking near a tavern. He was penniless: and besides wine was forbidden to true believers. The sultan’s cup bearer came out, carefully carrying a delicate flagon of wine. They caught sight of one another at the same moment. ‘Honourable Saki,’ began the...

Just Suppose

The Mulla was walking down the village street deep in thought, when some urchins began to throw stones at him. He was taken by surprise, and besides he was not a big man. ‘Don’t do that, and I will tell you something of interest to you.’ ‘All right, what is it? But no...

Never miss a bargain

Nasrudin had so much against his donkey that the obvious thing to do was to sell it and get another one. So he went to the market-place, found the auctioneer, and gave him the donkey to sell. When the animal came up for sale, the Mulla was standing by.‘And the next...