Mullah Nasruddin was a local priest in a small village in Turkey. He was a simple man, but his intelligence and razor sharp wit made him very popular with the people. His stories are related with humor and each one has a moral, making it a favorite with children. The tales of Mullah Nasruddin are widely told throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.
The Beggar's Laugh
This is an excellent moral for people who dwell in false pride and prestige