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The Turkish Jester

or, The Pleasantries of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi

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Author: Hoca Nasreddin
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,059 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 928
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13923

Translated by George Henry Borrow.

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the Moolah went away, saying, 'If the labourers of Moom are of this description, what must the learned men be?'

One day the Cogia saw a great many ducks playing on the top of a fountain. The Cogia, running towards them, said, 'I'll catch you'; whereupon they all rose up and took to flight. The Cogia, taking a little bread in his hand, sat down on the side of the fountain, and crumbling the bread in the fountain, fell to eating. A person coming up, said, 'What are you eating?' 'Duck broth,' replied the Cogia.

One day the Cogia having bought a liver, was carrying it to his house; suddenly a kite, swooping from above with a loud scream, seized the liver, and flew off with it. The Cogia remained staring after it, but saw that it was impossible to recover his meat. Making up his mind, he ran up to the top of an eminence, and a person passing below with a liver in his hand, the Cogia darted down and snatched the liver out of the person's hand, and ran again up the rock. 'Hallo, Cogia,' said the man,

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