Eat, My Fur Coat, Eat!
(A Nasreddin Hodja Story)
Hodja was invited to a dinner reception. He put on his old robe and went. When noticed that nobody paid him any attention, he rushed back home, put on his new robe and fur coat, and returned to the rception. This time, they greeted him at the door, escorted him to the table and offered him the most delicious dishes. Each time they placed a plateful of food in front him, he dipped the collar of his fur coat into the food and said,
"Eat, my fur coat, eat!"
Everybody was surprised. So, they asked,
"What are you doing, Hodja?"
"Since all this attention and generosity is extended to my fur coat, it might as well eat the food, too," he answered.
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