The Announcement

Nasrudin stood up in the market-place and started to address the throng.

‘O people! Do you want knowledge without difficulties, truth without falsehood, attainment without effort, progress without sacrifice?’

Very soon a large crowd gathered, everyone shouting: ‘Yes, yes!’

‘Excellent!’ said the Mulla. ‘I only wanted to know. You may rely upon me to tell you all about it if I ever discover any such thing.’

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