~ 196. Nasruddin's Will ~
Nasruddin went to see a lawyer about making a will.
"I'll be glad to help you," said the lawyer. "Just tell me how to divide your estate."
Nasruddin consulted a piece of paper he had brought with him. "A thousand gold coins to every member of my family, five thousand to the orphanage, another five thousand to the mosque, and then twenty thousand to distribute to the poor of the city."
The lawyer was amazed. "I had no idea you were so wealthy!"
"Oh, I don't actually have any money," Nasruddin explained. "But I still have great feelings of generosity!"
Inspired by: Mulla's Donkey and Other Friends by Mehdi Nakosteen
Notes: This story is on p. 97 of the book.