(sufi, Nasrudin stories)
A long time ago the folk of Akshehir were banned to carry
arms. The mayor and his men would punish anyone caught with a weapon. It comes
as no surprise that one morning our own Nasrudin was caught bearing a massive yatagan.
- Nasrudin, - the mayor asked. - Don’t you know it’s against
the law to bear arms? What do you need this sabre for?
- It’s not a weapon, you see, - Nasrudin replied. - I use it
to correct mistakes in books.
The mayor was furious.
- By God, Nasrudin, who corrects mistakes in books with a sabre?
- You might not know this, - Nasrudin replied. - But books have
such grand mistakes, even a sword is too small to erase them!