From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


A BITE

Nasrudin visited a stingy priest, who said to him:

'Would you like a bite to eat?'

When the food arrived, the Mulla saw that it was literally nothing more than a morsel.

At that moment a beggar looked through the window. The priest shouted:

'Go away, or I'll break your neck!'

'Brother,' said Nasrudin to the beggar, 'go away quickly, for I can testify that here, for once, is a man who isn't exaggerating!'


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©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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