From  The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin
by Idries Shah


COOKING

Mulla Nasrudin made nauseating meat-balls and sold them at a stall in the street, with a sign beside him inscribed:

  I REALLY WANT TO BE A STUDENT. 
After a time the people of the town could not stand the sight or smell of Nasrudin and his meat-balls. So they made a collection.

'Go away and study, Nasrudin, for heaven's sake. Here is the money for it,' said their representative; 'and, by the way, what do you want to study?'

'Cookery!' said Mulla Nasrudin.


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©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).

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