From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


I ONLY HOPE I'M ILL

Nasrudin came late among the crowd waiting for the doctor's attentions.

He was repeating in a loud voice, over and over again:

'I hope I'm very ill, I hope I'm very ill!'

He so demoralized the other sufferers that they insisted on his going in to see the physician first.

'I only hope I'm very ill!' he shouted at the doctor.

'Why ?'

'I'd hate to think that anyone who feels like me was really fit and well!'


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©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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