166. a contest

the guru decided to give ten stress-relieving squeezable tortoises to ten villagers.

but which ten villagers?

he meditated for days until the answer appeared in his mind.

it was a question.

he would walk to every corner of the village, and he would ask every villager this question. from their answers, he would know all that he needed to know.

the question was simple: “what is your name and address?”

ten lucky villagers received a tortoise.