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Birbal the Wise - I

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Submitted By:brainsterAin******
Corrected By:MarcM1098




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, Emperor Akbar wanted to find out which of his courtiers was the most intelligent. He put forth to them a test, announcing that whoever won the test would be awarded the title of "The Most Intelligent Courtier".

He brought a piece of white cloth, laid himself down on the floor, and said whoever could cover him with the cloth from head to toe would get the award.

Several courtiers tried, but to no avail. If they covered the Emperor's head, the toes remained uncovered.

Finally, Birbal came in and achieved what none of the courtiers could achieve! What did he do?


He politely requested the Emperor to lie on his side and pull up his knees, and then he could easily cover the Emperor from head to toe!

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