From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
The Mulla went to market to sell his cow, but nobody wanted to buy.
A neighbour came along and said:
'Let me try, you're doing it all wrong.'
'I must learn this art,' thought the Mulla.
'First-class cow, in calf for five months!' yelled the neighbour. In next to no time the animal was sold.
When he arrived home, Nasrudin found that a young man had called to inquire about marrying his daughter.
All the Mulla did was to try out his newly acquired skill. He was amazed by the speed at which the suitor rushed from the house.
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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