Rashid was the youngest son of Mulla Nasruddin. Being son of his old age he was spoilt and Mullah doted on him. One evening Mulla took him along to take the air in the royal gardens.
The boy was sure the stick was not necessary for his father. He threw it away causing unforeseen trouble for the Mulla.
Mulla took the boy back home assuring the local worthy to drive some sense into the boy.’After all you are a chip of the old block’ said the Mulla, ‘Beating you is like beating me. So there is only one thing left.’
Mulla beat the old tree saying,’See what trouble your stick has caused me?’