Tales from the Magic Carpet
Mullah Nasruddin and the Soup of the Soup | Turkey
Season 2, Episode 1 • Kids and Family, G
Nasruddin acts hospitably when his good friend is standing on the doorstep with a fine-looking rabbit in hand. Hassan is invited in and a feast is prepared. A stream of visitors interrupt the evening meal on a succession of nights, saying they are the friend of the friend Hassan etc. So Nasruddin asks his wife to bring a bowl of water with a couple of grains of rice. When the visitor is puzzled, Nasruddin says that it is the soup of the soup!
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