Hodja had a dream.
A man knocked at his door and asked if he could spend the night in his house.
He said he would pay 10 gold coins for the privilege.
Hodja agreed and showed him to his room.
The next morning, the man thanked Hodja and began taking out gold coins from his purse. He took out nine and stopped.
“You promised to give me ten!” shouted Hodja and awoke.
He looked around for the man but there was no one there.
He quickly shut his eyes again. “All right all right,” he said. “Give me nine!”