Finally, one of the robbers opened the cupboard door and discovered Nasruddin there, cowering in his nightshirt.
"What are you doing in this cupboard?" the robber yelled at him.
"I'm hiding here in shame," said Nasruddin apologetically, "because there is nothing worth stealing in my house."
Inspired by: The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story 16 in the book. The theme of Nasruddin confronting robbers in his house is a recurring theme.