Mulla Nasrudin

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   Nasrudin had been out of town on one of his long hikes.
As he entered the village he saw the people hurrying, one
and all, towards the market-place.
   He asked a passer-by what was going on.
   ‘Don’t you know? A man has been on the pilgrimage to
Mecca. This year there were a hundred thousand people there -
and he is giving a lecture about it.’
   ‘From the excitement’, said Nasrudin, ‘I had almost concluded
that the pilgrimage had come to him — not the other way about.’