Instant Reading

A certain famous Fakir was claiming in the village that he could teach an illiterate person to read by a lightning technique.
Nasrudin stepped out of the crowd:
‘Very well, teach me- now.’
The Fakir touched the mulla’s forehead, and said: ‘Now go home immediately and read a book.’
Half an hour later Nasrudin was back in the market-place, clutching a book. The Fakir had gone on his way.
‘Can you read now, Mulla?’ the people asked him.
‘Yes, I can read- but this is not the point. Where is that charlatan?’
‘How can he be a charlatan if he has caused you to read without learning?’
‘Because this book, which is authoritative, says: ‘All Fakirs are frauds.’



Filed under Mulla Nasrudin

4 responses to “Instant Reading

  1. Alex Jones

    Good story 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s