A priest visited a parishioner, who offered him some date-liquor.
"Just a little," said the priest.
"A toast to my wife!" said the parishioner.
"A toast to my son-in-law!"
More toasts, more drinking, and when the priest left he was so drunk they had to lift him up onto his donkey.
As he rode home, the donkey fell into a pond. The donkey drank some water.
"A toast to the wife!"
The donkey didn't drink any more.
"To the son-in-law!"
The donkey still refused.
"My donkey is wiser than I am," groaned the priest.
Inspired by: "The Coptic Priest of Bahgura" in Cairene and Upper Egyptian Folk-Lore by A. H. Sayce, in Folklore, 1920
Notes: You can read the original story online. The story is told about a Coptic priest drinking araki, which is date-liquot.
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