Can Good Turns Be Accidental?

Nasrudin’s donkey ran towards a pool to drink. The sides were very steep, and it was just about to over-balance and fall in when frogs began to croak loudly from the water.

This so frightened the ass that it reared up, and by this means was able to save itself.

Nasrudin threw a handful of money into the water, crying,

‘Frogs, you did me a good turn. Here is something for you to celebrate with.’

The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin Idries Shah, Octagon Press

Frogs in a pond

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