One day a friend visited Hodja and said:
- Hodja, I want to borrow your donkey.
- I´m sorry, replied Hodja, but I´ve already lent it out to someone else.
As soon as he said this, the donkey brayed.
- But Hodja, I can hear the donkey! It´s in the stable!
Shutting the door in his friend´s face, Hodja told him with dignity:
- A man who believes the word of a donkey above my own, doesn´t deserve to be lent anything!