From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
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!'
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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