Stones and dogs
Nasreddin Hodja

Nasreddin Hodja had visited a town for some personal business. It was a frigid winter night when he arrived. On the way to the inn a vicious looking dog barked at him. Hodja bent down to pick up a stone from the street to throw at the animal. He could not lift it, for the stone was frozen to the earth.
- What a strange town this is! Hodja said to himself. They tie up the stones and let the dogs go free.