One day an ox entered Nasreddin Hodja's vegetable garden and caused considerable amount of damage. When the Hodja came by and saw what the ox had done, he grabbed a stick and wanted to beat him but the animal escaped just in time to save his skin.
`The other day you ran away from my vegetable garden,' he said, `but now you are cornered, you can't break free.' and started to beat the poor, ignorant creature. At that time the owner of the ox came running.