Once upon a time there was a stupid man who went to another man's home. The host gave him something to eat. After he complained that the food was insipid,
Once upon a time there was a stupid man who was about to give a party. He wanted to store up milk for his guests.
Once upon a time there was a bald-headed man who was bit in his head by a few pears thrown at him. He forbore taking the blows without knowing that he should have tried to dodge them.
Once upon a time there was a stupid man who loved very much his beautiful wife. However, she had no true love for him. In the meantime, she associated herself surreptitiously with another man.
Once there was a fellow desperately in need of water for his thirst. On seeing the blazing fog, he mistook it for water. He pursued it until he reached the Indus River.
Once upon a time there was a man who brought up seven boys, one of whom died. Finding the son dead, he intended to leave the body in the house and moved out himself.
Once upon a time, there was a man endowed with a respectable appearance and intelligence as well as wealth. All these evoked feelings of admiration and praise from the people around him.
Once upon a time there was a rustic who stole garments from the palace and then escaped to a remote place. The king sent men to search for him in all directions.
Once upon a time there was a man who praised his father's virtues before everybody. "My father is compassionate. He neither kills nor steals. He speaks earnestly and gives alms," said the man.