Painted by Natalia Tan.


One day Nasreddin Hodja’s donkey was stolen. His neigbours and his friend heard about that. They came on front of Hodja’s house for meeting him. Nasreddin Hodja hoped to hear good words in this difficult situation. They begun to talk and they were blaming him.

His friend told-You should have locked the door of stable…

One of his neighbor told- Didn’t you hear even a clinking noise…?

Another neighbor – You probably didn’t tie the donkey well…

Nasreddin Hodja listened patiently for minutes and hours,  finally said, enough your critics, you all accused me by justifiying all guilt is because of me. Be fair a little please, was the thief guiltless?

Retold by Mommy cook for me.

Who was Nasreddın Hodja? He was born in Akşehır-Konya in Turkey around 1208. Nasreddin became known as Hodja, he appears of thousands of stories , sometime wise, sometime funny his adventures. His common sense and his humor have become true folk tales, told by children and adults.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. Words to live by in this day and time.

    1. I agree with you! Thanks a lot for comment. Have a great week! 🙂

  2. Globalresidence says:

    Great short story! Thanks for sharing & wishing a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much for kind words! Have a great week to you, Globalresidence! 🙂

  3. My mother had an old vintage book (short stories) of Mullah Nasreddin in Farsi, and used to read it to us, when my sisters and I were kids. We loved it because all the stories were funny. We Iranians believe that he was a Persian. 😀 ))) ( ). What a pleasant surprise this post was. Very nostalgic.

  4. Thank you for this, I had no idea he was known in Iran as well! I do love his stories, it is very nostalgic for me too 🙂

  5. That’s telling ’em, Nasreddin! Nuthin’ worse than Monday morning quarterbackin’ and blaming the victim!!

    Great story, loved the illustration, too!! : )

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