The Mullah’s wife sent him to buy some bread. When the Mullah arrived at the bread shop he saw a long line waiting to buy bread. He thought he would do something to get in front of the line.
He shouted, “People, don’t you know the Sultan’s daughter is getting married tonight and he is giving away free bread?” The multitude ran toward the palace as the Sultan was generous to a fault and loved his daughter more than anyone.
The Mullah was now in front of the line and was about to buy his bread when he thought to himself, “Mullah, you are truly a fool.
All the citizen’s are getting free bread tonight and I am about to pay for it. So he ran to the palace and when he got there was thoroughly beaten by the disappointed people.