Every market day Hodja would take a donkey there and and sell it very cheap. He was always selling his donkeys far below any of the prices of his competitors.
One day a rich donkey merchant said to him:
- I don't know how you can afford to sell your donkeys so cheaply. I have my servants steal the hay from the farmers and I also force my servants to keep the donkeys without paying them. And yet your prices are still lower than mine!
- Well, that's understandable, replied Hodja. You steal food and labour, I steal donkeys!