Walnuts and Pumpkins
Here is an excellent story I saw on Pearl's interesting Humanyms site:
One hot day, Nasruddin was taking it easy in the shade of a walnut tree. After a time, he started eying speculatively the huge pumpkins growing on vines and the small walnuts growing on a majestic tree.
- Sometimes I just can’t understand the ways of God! he mused. Just fancy letting tiny walnuts grow on so majestic a tree and huge pumpkins on the delicate vines!
Just then a walnut snapped off and fell smack on Mullah Nasruddin’s bald head. He got up at once and lifting up his hands and face to heavens in supplication, said:
- Oh, my God! Forgive my questioning your ways! You are all-wise. Where would I have been now, if pumpkins grew on trees!
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