THE FISH AND THE RECIPE
A Mulla Nasrudin Story
One day Mulla Nasrudin went to the market and bought a fine Pomfret fish.
On the way home he met a friend who gave him a special recipe for the fish.
Mulla Nasrudin loved eating fish and his mouth was already watering in anticipation as in his mind he was imagining how he was going to cook and then relish the delicious pomfret fish curry dish, the recipe for which his friend had given him.
Suddenly a large crow swooped down and stole the fish from Nasrudin's hands and flew off with the pomfret fish firmly lodged in its beak.
“You thief...!” Mulla Nasrudin angrily shouted at the crow, “You have stolen my fish. But you won’t enjoy it – I have got the recipe!”
Moral of the Story: Sometimes you have “eat” your words.