27
Apr
09

The Exploit

In the teahouse, some soldiers were boasting about their recent campaigns. The local inhabitants crowded eagerly around them to listen.

“And,” one fearsome-looking warrior was saying, “I took my double edged sword and charged the enemy, scattering them to the right and left like chaff. We carried the day.”

There was a gasp of applause.

“That reminds me,” said Nasrudin, who had seen a few battles in his time, “of the time I cut off the leg of an enemy on the battlefield. Severed it right through.”

“You would have done better, sir,” replied the captain of the soldiers, “to have cut off his head.”

“That would have been impossible,” said the Mulla, “You see, someone else had already done that.”

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2 Responses to “The Exploit”


  1. 1 fatima ahmed farouta
    April 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Salaam sister, i got introduced to your blog through achelois and i must say i am fast becoming addicted, especially to the mullah.your writing is beautiful, please keep up the good work.
    fatima

    • 2 INAL
      April 28, 2009 at 12:12 am

      Salaam Fatima and welcome- can I offer you a cup of chai? Thank you for your kind words.
      Mulla Nasrudin holds a special place in my heart- you see I love story tellers- those of olde that left you thinking of the meanings and also at times left you rolling in laughter and tears…Which is why you will see all his exploits one by one appear here- keep coming back there are more of those!


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