|Timur's death mask|
“When I am set down in my casket, mourned by my soldiers, ready to be taken to my last repose, I want people to look at my unmoving face and say: Here is one man whose glory is eternal!"
Timur was silent for a while, satisfied with his thought, then he turned his heavy gaze to Hodja and asked generously:
“And you, worm, what would you like people to say about you at such a moment?”
Nasrudin thought for a moment, and then replied with a wry smile:
“I, Master would love them to say: Look! He’s moving!”