When Nasreddin was still a young boy, he was taken to Akshehir by his parents. It was noon when they arrived and as they were passing by the village mosque, the muezzin started to call the faithful to prayer.

Young Nasreddin had neither seen a minaret nor heard a muezzin's performance in Arabic before in his life. He concluded, therefore, that the man was in distress.

"I don't think that you have a right to shout for help in that manner!" he yelled up to the man. "A grown up man like you should know better than to climb up a branchless tree!"

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