The List Of Fools – Joke

One day a horse trader, a foreigner, came to the court of Krishnadeva Raya and told him he had some fine horses for sale.<>

The emperor offered to buy them. <>

The man took an advance of 5000 gold coins and promising to return with the horses in two days, went away. <>

That evening Krishnadeva Raya saw Raman writing on a sheet of paper.<>

“What are you writing?” he asked.<>

“I’m making a list of the greatest fools in the empire,” said Raman.<>

The emperor was astonished to see his own name on the top of the list.<>

“What is the meaning of this?” he demanded. “You think I am a fool!”<>

“Any man who would give 5000 gold coins to a stranger and expect him to return, is a fool!” replied Raman.<>

“Oh, so that’s what is troubling you,” said the emperor. “You think the man won’t return. What if he does?”<>

“In that case,” said Raman with a twinkle in his eye, “I’ll scratch out your name and put his there.”<>

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