By William F. Temple (1914-89).
First appearance: Other Worlds, July 1950.
Reprinted in 100 Great Fantasy Short Short Stories (1984).
Short short short story (2 pages).
Online at SFFAudio (HERE) (PDF) and Archive.org (HERE).
"We're pretty rare, you know."It's positively criminal how people will try to cheat a genie just out of the bottle . . .
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