Helva Blues

This entry is part 26 of 54 in the series Mullah Nasruddin Stories

One day Nasreddin Hodja felt like eating helva. He would have made some but there was no butter, no sugar and no flour at home.

The larder was empty, his stomach was empty and his pockets were empty.

He was being tormented with the dream of a huge plate full of helva and he was getting hungrier and hungrier.

Finally, he decided to walk down the road to the grocery store.

`Do you have flour?’ he asked the grocer.

`I certainly do, Hodja Effendi.’

`Do you have sugar?’

`Yes, I do.’

`Do you have butter?’

`Yes, Hodja Effendi.’

`So then, what’s holding you back, my friend? Make yourself a good pot of helva and eat it!’

Helva Blues – Mullah Nasruddin Stories

Helva Blues

Mullah Nasreddin

Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja or Molla Nasreddin Hooja was a Seljuq satirist, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskişehir Province, present-day Turkey and died in 13th century in Akşehir, near Konya, a capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, in today's Turkey. He is considered a populist philosopher, Sufi and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. He appears in thousands of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise, but often, too, a fool or the butt of a joke. A Nasreddin story usually has a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature.

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