One day Emperor Akbar and
Birbal were taking a walk in the palace gardens. It was a nice summer morning
and there were plenty of crows happily playing around the pond.
While watching the crows, a
question came into
Akbar’s head. He wondered how
many crows were there in his kingdom.
Since Birbal was accompanying
him, he asked Birbal this question. After a moment’s thought, Birbal replied,
“There are ninety-five thousand four hundred and sixty-three crows in the
Amazed by his quick response,
Akbar tried to test him again, “What if there are more crows than you
answered?” Without hesitating Birbal replied, “If there are more crows than my
answer, then some crows are visiting from other neighboring kingdoms”. “And
what if there are less crows”,
“Then some crows from our
kingdom have gone on holidays to other places”.
Moral: There is always a way
if you think with ease.