Sunday, 5 April 2009

Nasreddin Hodja & The 40 Year-Old Vinegar

Word got around the village that the Hodja had a barrel of 40 year-old vinegar.

One day, his neighbor asked the Hodja: "Is it true that you have a barrel of 40 year-old vinegar?"

"Yes I do," replied the Hodja.

"Could you spare me a little cupful?" asked the neighbor.

"No." said the Hodja.

"No?" said the neighbour, "Why ever not?"

"If I gave a little cupful to everyone who asked for it," said the Hodja, "it would not be forty years old!"

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