Perhaps There Is A Road Up There!

Some small boys planned to steal the Mulla’s slippers and run away with them.

They called him and pointed to a tree, “Nobody could climb that tree.”

“Any one of you could” said Nasrudin, “and I shall show you.” Removing his slippers he tucked them into his belt and began to climb.

“Mulla” they cried, “You won’t need your slippers in a tree.”

Nasrudin (who had sensed without knowing why) that he should take his slippers with him, reproved them, “Be prepared for every emergency. For all I know, I might find a road up there.”