From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


THEY DON'T WORK

An engineer was fixing a bell outside a house. Mulla Nasrudin came by, stopped and asked:

'What is that thing?'

'Fire alarm'.

'I've seen them before -- they don't work,' said the Mulla.

'What do you mean ?'

'The bell rings all right, but the fire burns just the same.'


[Reload for another story.]

©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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