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Birbal the Wise - III

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#30441
Fun:*** (2.85)
Difficulty:*** (2.61)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:brainsterAin******
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



Emperor Akbar once ruled over India. He was a wise and intelligent ruler, and he had in his court the Nine Gems, his nine advisors, who were each known for a particular skill. One of these Gems was Birbal, known for his wit and wisdom. The story below is one of the examples of his wit. Do you have it in you to find out the answer?

Once, when the Emperor and Birbal were taking rounds of the kingdom, a commoner committed a minor offense in front of the Emperor.

But the Emperor was in a foul mood that day, and ordered that the man be beheaded and his head presented to him at court the next day.

How did Birbal prevent this catastrophe from occurring?




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