One day a man arrived in Akshehir. He had been traveling in the Arab countries and had many curious things to relate.

This being more interesting than everyday gossip, many people, including the Hodja, gathered around the traveler and listened to the stories he had to tell.

"At some places in Arabia," the man said, "it gets so hot that the people can't wear any clothing and go about as naked as on the day they were born."

The Hodja, who had never missed a chance to raise a laugh, seized this opportunity.

"Well," he said, "in those places where people go about with nothing on, how does one tell a man from a woman?"

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