A schoolteacher used to take a short nap every afternoon.<>

When his pupils asked him why he did so, he said that he went to dreamland to meet ancient sages.<>

One extremely hot day some of the pupils fell asleep in the afternoon.<>

When the school-teacher chided them, they said:<>

“We went to meet the sages in dreamland.”<>

“What did they say?” demanded the teacher.<>

“We asked them if a school- teacher came there every afternoon, but they said they had seen no such person.”<>

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