Nasrudin returned to his village from the imperial capital, and the
villagers gathered around to hear what had passed. At this time,
said Nasrudin, I only want to say that the King spoke to me. All the
villagers but the stupidest ran off to spread the wonderful news. The
remaining villager asked, What did the King say to you? What he
said -- and quite distinctly, for everyone to hear -- was 'Get out of
my way!' The simpleton was overjoyed; he had heard words actually
spoken by the King, and seen the very man they were spoken to.