From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
Nasrudin and a disciple went into a den to catch a wolf-cub.
Nasrudin went in first and found a fierce and full-grown wolf which attacked him. There was a terrible fight.
In the middle of the encounter, the disciple cried out:
'Stop kicking like that, I'm half covered with earth!'
'Yes,' gasped the Mulla, 'and if I stop what I'm doing, the other half of you will be covered as well.'
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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