Salem and the Nail

Salem was a carpet trader. Once, his shop caught fire and he lost everything. He was very upset and had no means of earning a living now. He decided to sell his house and buy carpets with that money. However, Salem did something strange. He decided to sell the whole house except for a nail. Abu willingly bought Salem’s house. And so, while Abu lived in his new house, Salem would visit him. He would hang his big bag or cloak on the nail. Abu did not mind that at all. One day, Salem dragged in a stinking dead donkey and hung it on the nail! Abu begged him to take it away but Salem refused. It was his nail and he could hang anything he wanted on it. When the stink got really bad, Abu was forced to give the house back to clever Salem and ran away. Salem was rich and happy again.

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