Who's The Fool?

MR. SERGEANT PARRY, in illustration of a case, told the following


Some merchants went to an Eastern sovereign, and exhibited for sale

several very fine horses. The king admired them, and bought them; he,

moreover, gave the merchants a lac of rupees to purchase more horses for

him. The king one day, in a sportive humor, ordered the vizier to make

out a list of all the fools in his dominions. He did so, and put his

Majesty's name at the head of them. The king asked why. He replied,

Because you entrusted a lac of rupees to men you don't know, and who

will never come back.--Ay, but suppose they should come back?--Then

I shall erase your name and insert theirs.

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