Question Of Emperor Akbar – Story

Let us enjoy reading this story of A Wise Counting. <>

Emperor Akbar was in the habit of putting riddles and puzzles to his courtiers.<>

He often asked questions which were strange and witty. <>

It took much wisdom to answer these questions.<>

Once he asked a very strange question. <>

The courtiers were dumb folded by his question.<>

Akbar glanced at his courtiers. As he looked, one by one the heads began to hang low in search of an answer.<>

 It was at this moment that Birbal entered the courtyard. <>

Birbal who knew the nature of the emperor quickly grasped the situation and asked, “May I know the question so that I can try for an answer”.<>

Akbar said, “How many crows are there in this city?”<>

Without even a moment’s thought, Birbal replied “There are fifty thousand five hundred and eighty nine crows, my lord”.<>

“How can you be so sure?” asked Akbar.<>

Birbal said, “Make you men count, My lord. If you find more crows it means some have come to visit their relatives here.<>

If you find less number of crows it means some have gone to visit their relatives elsewhere”.<>

Akbar was pleased very much by Birbal’s wit.<>

MORAL : A witty answer will serve its purpose.<>

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