The Thief and the Blanket

A thief entered the house of a Sufi, and found nothing worth taking. As he was leaving, the dervish perceived his disappointment and threw him the blanket on which he was sleeping, so that he would not go away empty handed.

Saadi of Shiraz – 13th century..from ‘The Way of the Sufi’ – Idries Shah (Octagon Press)


About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to or
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