~ 14. The Judge's Brand-New Shoes ~

One night Nasruddin found the judge lying drunk in a ditch. Chuckling, he took the judge's brand-new shoes. They were just the right size!
The next day the judge complained that robbers had ambushed him. "They stole my brand-new shoes!" he yelled.
Nasruddin then strolled into court wearing the judge's shoes.
"Where did you get those?" the judge demanded.
"I met a drunken man last night, and he insisted I take them," Nasruddin replied with a smile. "Do you know who he is? I'll gladly return them. He was, I'm afraid, very drunk."
The judge glared at Nasruddin in reply.

Inspired byThe World of Nasrudin by Idries Shah, free to read online at the Idries Shah Foundation.
Notes: This is story #48 in the book.

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