Tamerlane enjoyed Hodja's company, and also liked to hunt, commanded him to accompany him on a bear hunt. Hodja was terrified.
When Hodja returned to his village, someone asked him:
- How did the hunt go?
- How many bears did you see?
- How could it have gone marvelously, then?
- When you are hunting bears, and when you are me, seeing no bears at all is a marvelous experience.