The Mullah’s Donkey

A neighbor who Mullah Nasruddin didn't like came over to his yard one day. The neighbor asked if he could borrow his donkey. Nasruddin, not wanting to lend it, said, "I’d love to loan you my donkey but my brother took it to carry his wheat to the mill. It isn’t here." The neighbor thanked Nasruddin and walked away.
As he took a few steps, Nasruddin's donkey, which was in the back all the time, let out a bray. The neighbor turned to Nasruddin and said, "Mullah Sahib, I thought you said your donkey wasn’t here." Nasruddin said, "My friend, who are you going to believe? Me or the donkey?

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