Nasruddin Saves a Man

What works once may not work twice

Greetings to all visitors connected to the University of Alberta. I am delighted that so many of you have suddenly begun to visit this page. That is what the tales are there for. If you’d like more stories about Nasruddin, go to All tales and scroll down to his name.

(I’d also love to hear what you think of the tale – and of how you have been directed to it. You are welcome to send me a mail to tell me more.)

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Videos are provided free to view.

If you want to download one, I can arrange that. Just send me a mail telling me which story you’d like, and your reason for wanting a download.

Once you start telling tales about Nasruddin, more quickly come. I discovered this one just the day before my 2019 benefit performance for Amnesty International – too good an opportunity to miss telling it.

For more Nasruddin tales, go to All tales on the website.


The video clips here are all amateur quality, shot in various theatres.

Their intention is just to show the range of my storytelling and give a flavour of a live performance.

Permission is granted for use in non-commercial educational contexts.

The videos are © Richard Martin.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling