The Smuggler

By Admin on 22-06-2010

A
clever smuggler came to the border with two donkeys. The donkeys’ back were
heavily laden with straw. The official at the border was suspicious and pulled
apart the man's bundles till there was straw all around, but not a valuable
thing in the straw was found. “But I'm certain you're smuggling
something,” the official said, as the man crossed the border.

Now
each day for ten years the man came to the border with donkeys. Although the
official searched and searched the straw bundles on the donkey's back, he never
could find anything valuable hidden in them.

Many
years later, after the official had retired, he happened to meet that same
smuggler in a marketplace and said, “Please tell me, I beg you. Tell me,
what were you smuggling? Tell me, if you can.”

“Donkeys,”
said the man. 

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