~ 16. Nasruddin and the Goat ~

Nasruddin and his neighbor were quarreling.
"You stink worse than a goat!" his neighbor said, so Nasruddin took him to court for slander.
The judge said, "Bring in a goat for comparison."
They brought in a goat, and when the judge leaned down to sniff the goat, he fainted. That's how bad the goat smelled.
They revived the judge with smelling salts, and then the judge said, "Now bring in Nasruddin."
They brought in Nasruddin, and both the judge and the goat fainted. That's how bad Nasruddin smelled.
They had to throw both Nasruddin and the goat out of court.



Inspired byMulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 10 of the book. In Nakosteen's version just the goat faints the second time, but I decided to have the judge faint again also.



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