Sheikh Nasreddin Counts the Donkeys
Narrated by Hajji Abdu Settar Mohammed Bashir
Once upon a time, Nasreddin took donkeys to the forest to bring wood. On the way he sat on one of the donkeys and began to count the others. One, two, three – up to nine. Where is the tenth? But he didn’t count the donkey he was sitting on. So when he got off the donkey’s back and began to count, and this time there were ten, he said, “That’s better,” got back on the donkey and went on. He counted again and still there were nine. After puzzling for a long time he couldn’t understand why one was missing and not missing.
At last he realised his mistake and laughed at himself. How can a person be so stupid to make this mistake?
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