Nasrudín se casó con una viuda.
Cinco días más tarde ella dio luz a un niño.
El Mulá salió inmediatamente y se puso a comprar material escolar.
La gente preguntó:
“¿Por qué estás comprando todas estas cosas?”
Nasrudín dijo:
“Si mi hijo ha logrado hacer un viaje de nueve meses en cinco días, en cualquier momento estará listo para ir a la escuela.”

Las sutilezas del inimitable Mulá Nasrudín
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The Loan

A man was telling his friends in a teahouse:
‘I lent someone a silver piece, and I have no witnesses. Now I am afraid that he will deny that he ever had anything from me.’
The friends commiserated, but a Sufi who was sitting in the corner raised his head from his knee and said:
‘Invite him here and mention in conversation, in front of these people, that you lent him twenty gold pieces.’
‘But I only lent him one silver piece!’
‘That,’ said the Sufi, ‘is exactly what he will shout out – and everyone will hear him. You did want witnesses, did you not?’

Wisdom of the Idiots
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A Certain Clientele

‘I have just had an extraordinary dream,’ Nasrudin told his wife one morning. ‘I dreamt that I met a merchant with four separate loads.’ ‘What did he have in his saddle-bags?’ ‘In the first he had persecution and in the second, fear. In the third, intolerance, and in the fourth, blindness.’ ‘And who were his clients?’ asked his wife, intrigued. ‘Oppressors, tyrants, Imams, and magistrates.’

The World of Nasrudin

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