As the night grew dark, the neighbours became more and more worried. Under the bright streetlights Mulla Nasreddin, their respected sheikh was looking for something.
Time had stopped for Mulla as he paced up and down, talking to himself in a narrow street. Seeing their teacher in such a disturbed state, the neighbours asked; "Mulla! What are you looking for? Mulla replies, "I have lost my keys; I need to find them before my wife returns". So, everybody joins in his mission but with no success.
Finally, when Mulla's wife arrives at this noisy commotion. She asks, "Mulla! What's the matter, what is everyone doing here, at this late hour? Mulla replies, "Begum! I have lost the keys". All right! she says, but did you lose them here?" Mulla says, "No, I lost them inside our house!".
She then asks, "So, why are you looking here, outside?" and Mulla's response was, "It's because the light is much better here".
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