Tales : Nasruddin is relieved

One day Mullah Nasruddin was startled to see two men running to his house.

“What’s the matter?” he asked them.

“There was a man run over by a wagon by the market. He looked like you. We were coming to tell your wife.”

“Run over by a wagon,” said the Mullah with concern. “This is serious! He looked like me? The same height?”

“Exactly the same height.”

“With a beard?”

“A beard the same colour and the same length.”

“And a turban?”


“But what colour was the turban?”


“Aha!” said Nasruddin, “I don’t have a red turban, so all praise be to the Almighty, it wasn’t me!”

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