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Hodja or the Donkey? A neighbour came to the gate of Nasreddin’s yard.

Nasreddin got out to meet him outside. “Would you mind, Nasreddin,” the neighbour asked, “lending me your donkey today? I have some goods to transport to the next town.” The Mulla didn’t feel inclined to lend out the animal to that particular man. So not to seem rude, he answered: “I’m sorry, but I’ve already lent him to somebody else.” Suddenly the donkey could be heard braying loudly behind the wall of the yard. “You lied to me, Mulla!” the neighbour exclaimed. “There it is behind that wall!” “What do you mean?” the Mulla replied indignantly. “Whom would you rather believe, a donkey or your Mulla?”