The End of the World
Nasreddine had a sheep he was fattening up for a very important occasion: his son's marriage. However, the wedding was not to take place for some time and his friends were impatient to dine on mutton. . .
They soon thought of a plan to convince Nasreddine to butcher his sheep. One after the other, they went to visit Nasreddine to tell him that a great magician had announced that the end of the world would come about that every night and that all the signs of the heavens confirmed the prediction. Little by little, they succeeded in convincing Nasreddine that it would be a good idea to kill his sheep now and have a feast while there was still time.
Nasreddine let his friends persuade him that, since the world was about to end, there was no sense in saving his sheep, so off they all went to the banks of a nearby river to prepare the feast. They dined on grilled mutton, drank and were quite festive all afternoon. Seeing that the world was supposed to end in a few hours, Nasreddine wondered that his friends could laugh as much as they did and have such a good time and began to suspect they were indeed laughing at him. He bided his time until they all undressed to go swimming in the river, discreetly gathered up their clothes and shoes and made a bonfire of them.
His friends came running out of the river, shouting, "Idiot! Why did you burn all our clothes?" Said Nasreddine, "Since it's the end of the world, you won't need clothing or shoes anymore, now will you?"