From The Subtleties of the Inimitable
Mulla Nasrudin by Idries Shah
The Mulla was invited to a country house for the weekend.
His host had a number of horses paraded before the guests, so that each could choose one to ride.
The chief groom announced the horses:
'This one was ridden by Prince such-and-such; this one by the Duke of Blankshire . . .'
The Mulla was not to be outdone:
'Bring me', he said, 'a horse that has never been ridden at all.'
[Reload for another story.]
©Octagon Press, 1972 (ISHK Bookservice).
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