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Birbal the Wise - XIV

Submitted By:chidam11
Fun:**** (3.25)
Difficulty:*** (2.32)

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 out the answer?

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint.
"Your Majesty, I bought a well from him," said the farmer pointing to his neighbour, "and now he wants me to pay for the water."
"That's right, your Majesty," said the neighbour. "I sold him the well but not the water!"
The Emperor asked Birbal to settle the dispute.

How did Birbal solve the dispute?

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by brainster10/07/06
Congratulations Chidman! Good job! :D

Posted by chidam1110/07/06
Thank You Indi. Hope you all like my teaser.. :D

Posted by 4demo10/07/06
Another great Birbal teaser! Keep them coming! :D

Posted by bluejubba10/08/06
"well, you can't have any water unless he lets you use his well nor can he use his well unless you let him have the water"... and so he realises he can't have any water as the well isn't his to use, so he shares. haha, ok that answer isn't as good as yours, but it's what i thought anyway. well done!!! :D

Posted by Swordoffury139210/11/06
Another great Birbal one! Nice chidam! 8)

Posted by didida10/15/06
Man you gotta love these teasers! :D

Posted by Punk_Rocker10/15/06
Ha! That's hilarious. WTFPWNED. Sorry. Good teaser hehe.

Posted by deepsea10/22/06
nice, i would have told him to drain the well but yours works better very nice :)

Posted by rkaaland10/31/06
:lol: :lol: :lol: I love Birbel!!!

Posted by senther712/30/06
YAY we all LOVE Birbal!

Posted by LeafFan4life03/01/07
what is a birbal?

Posted by chidam1103/02/07
It is the name of a person.....

Posted by izmah03/04/07
Well done its a really good jod. I love Birbal! Its really fun

Posted by izmah03/04/07
It a really Good Job. i love Birbal! :wink: :lol:

Posted by jezza04/08/07
Great job - i really enjoyed this teaser, thanks

Posted by LeafFan4life06/01/07
oh ok i thought it meant something..nice teaser though

Posted by Jessrox9709/28/07
"WELL, WATER you waiting for? Solve this problem at once!" Heehee! Get it? Water! Well! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted by Writeaway03/12/08
:D Great teaser. Congrats to you in creating it, and, of course, congratulations to Birbal for solving yet another tricky situation. :D

Posted by luckypuppy03/18/08

Posted by Radioguy04/17/08
Nice :D

Posted by divy04/29/08
good job by birbal

Posted by Anushka05/23/08
i am birbal's descendant! 8)

Posted by zembobo06/04/08
I know I'm a bit of a harsh critic when it comes to Birbal..see my other comments..but this one was ok because there arent' too many other possible answers. I would have just said that his claim was denied. The well and the water belong to the buyer. The end. But the actual answer was a bit more clever.

Posted by achilles306/18/08
birbal's too goood

Posted by nidhikaila01/20/09
Way to go!!!

Posted by drussel304/19/09
Well written, good teaser.

Posted by rashad05/07/09
One of those wonderful rare teasers! Nice.

Posted by mathisnice08/29/09
Great teaser! Very well written.

Posted by beyonce12302/14/10

Posted by racoonieboy08/13/10
I LOVE BIRBAL AS WELL! SHARE THE LOVE! (I am totally not a creep.)

Posted by princess200703/08/11
Hehe i grew up listening to my grandmom telling me these stories! so i know most of them! *sigh* i miss india!!!

Posted by AgKKR2006/01/11
I guessed it right... hehehe

Posted by Skybet06/13/11
I got it right away, but never the less, a good fun teaser. Good job :D

Posted by donaldtrumpet07/09/12
By far my favorite Birbal teaser.

Posted by LanceAlot12/03/15
Clever Clever :D


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