Fired by Fear : A Mulla Nasruddin Hodja Story

Fired by Fear

Let us enjoy reading this Mulla Nasruddin Hodja's Story of Fired by Fear .

Nasruddin Hodja was trying to raise a fire by blowing at the glowing embers of coal in the fireplace.

All he succeeded in doing was to produce a thick cloud of smoke that stung his eyes.

He put on his wife's cap to prevent the smoke from getting into his eyes and started blowing again.

This time flames leaped up from the coal.

"Ahha!" said Hodja. "So you too are afraid of my wife."

The short story is a literary genre. It is usually fictional, narrative prose and tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction. These stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions and the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that comes rapidly to its point. The history of this kind of stories dates back to the oral story-telling traditions. Modern trend in them emerged as their own genre in the early 19th century. They tend to be less complex than novels. Usually, a short story will focus on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a limited number of characters and covers a short period of time.

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