One day a man came to the house of the Cogia and asked him to lend him his ass.
'He is not at home,' replied the Cogia. But it just so happened that the ass began to bray within.
'O Cogia Efendi,' said the man, 'you say that the ass is not at home, and there he is braying within.'
'What a strange fellow you are!' said the Cogia.
'You believe the ass, but will not believe a grey-bearded man like me.'
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