The Nomad Mum's Diary: Juha's dilemma

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Juha's dilemma

There is an Arab folktale about Juha ( a fictional character who was often the protagonist in these tales) and how he wanted to sell his donkey. He took his son along, and the three made their way to the market. A man sees them and wonders:” You have a donkey and yet neither of you is riding it. How stupid!” So Juha put his son on the donkey’s back and they walked on. Another man sees them and exclaims “ What a heartless son you have, he lets you, an old man, walk while he rides the donkey. How... Sign in to see full entry.

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