Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shirt and Self

"Seeing a white shape in the garden in the half-light, Nasrudin asked his wife to hand him his bow and arrows. He hit the object, went out to see what it was, came back almost in a state of collapse.

'That was a narrow shave. Just think. If I had been in that shirt hanging there to dry, I would have been killed. It was shot right through the heart.'"

Idries Shah (1993), The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin, The Octagon Press, London, p.57


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