Speedy Ox : A Mulla Nasruddin Hodja Story
Let us enjoy reading this Mulla Nasruddin Hodja’s Story of Speedy Ox .
A horse race was about to be held and the contestants were being lined up.
Mulla Nasruddin Hodja came with an ox and asked that it be included in the race.
“Have you gone mad?” said the organizers. “What chance does an ox have against horses?”
“You talk that way because you do not know anything about my ox,” said Hodja. “When it was a mere calf it could run almost as fast as a pony. Now that it is older it should be able to run even faster.”
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.