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Birbal The Wise - XVIII

Category:Situation
Submitted By:brainster
Fun:**** (3.23)
Difficulty:*** (2.26)



Many 'Situation Puzzles' are not designed to be answered by themselves. The idea is for one person to know the answer and other people in a group to try and guess it using yes or no questions. The first person to get the answer is the winner.
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 the answer?

One day, Emperor Akbar posed a question to Birbal. He asked him what Birbal would choose if he offered either justice or a gold coin.

"The gold coin," said Birbal without hesitation.

On hearing this, Akbar was taken aback. "You would prefer a gold coin to justice?" he asked, not believing his own ears.

"Yes," said Birbal.

The other courtiers were amazed by Birbal's display of idiocy. They were full of glee that Birbal had finally managed himself to do what these courtiers had not been able to do for a long time - discredit Birbal in the emperor's eyes!

"I would have been disappointed if this was the choice made even by my lowliest of servants," continued the emperor. "But coming from you it's not only disappointing, but shocking and sad. I did not know you were so debased!"

How did Birbal justify his answer to the enraged and hurt Emperor?

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Comments on this teaser


Posted by myrnacarey06/22/07
nice-really good teaser keep them coming!!! :D :D :D

Posted by flowergirl121906/28/07
:idea: Don't forget to send me a message saying what subject you want me to do on a quiz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :idea:

Posted by littlestud07/04/07
cool 3rd comment pretty good welll done mate :wink: :P

Posted by timon_dmlybots07/09/07
hmmmm.. 8)

Posted by Dishhead507/30/07
Keep these coming... love them!

Posted by Jimbo11/02/07
Nice twist! :D

Posted by Fire_Shell9612/27/07
I got this one instantly! good one, good one.

Posted by Anushka05/18/08
i am the biggest birbal lvr in da wrd!

Posted by achilles306/18/08
a little easy,but still a good one

Posted by Psychic_Master12/11/08
Another great Birbal teaser. Keep 'em comin! :D

Posted by 4demo06/23/09
I was expecting the "Nothing is better than justice, but a gold coin is better than nothing" excuse, but loved the answer. :D

Posted by princess200703/08/11
a :)




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