We love books

Random Article

Don't Miss

Difficult Case


Posted June 21, 2017 by

Nasreddin Hodja was named the kadı of Akşehir. One day, two men with a dispute came to him and asked him to resolve their conflict. The Hodja listened to the plaintiff first.

“You are right!” he said when the plaintiff completed his account. Then, the Hodja listened to the defendant.

“You are right!” he said to the defendant as well. Everyone in the room was perplexed. One of the observers dared to protest.

“Kadı Efendi,” he said, “You agreed with both of the parties. The dispute can’t be settled if you say ‘you are right’ to both of them.” Nasreddin Hodja considered for a moment, then he said, “You are right too!”


© 2001 Lale Eskicioglu

ReadLit Team