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Cock and Hen

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Akbar birbal chutkuleSince Birbal always outwitted Akbar, Akbar thought of a plan to make Birbal look like a fool. One morning, he gave one egg to each of his ministers before Birbal reached the court. When Birbal arrived, the king narrated a dream he had had the previous night saying that he would be able to judge the honesty of his ministers if they were able to bring back an egg from the royal garden pond. Akbar asked all his courtiers to go to the pond, one at a time and return with an egg. One by one, all his ministers went to the pond and returned with the egg which he had previously given them.

Then it was Birbal's turn. He jumped into the pond and could find no eggs. He finally realized that the King was trying to play a trick on him. So he entered the court crowing like a cock. The Emperor asked him to stop making that irritating noise and then asked him for the egg. Birbal smiled and replied that only hens lay eggs, and as he was a cock, he could not produce an egg.
Everyone laughed loudly and the King realized that Birbal could never be easily fooled.

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Cock and Hen

Oil Merchant and the Butcher

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Akbar Birbal Chutkule

Once, there was a big quarrel between an oil seller and a butcher. When they could not come to terms with each other, they came to Birbal to solve their dispute. When Birbal asked the butcher the reason behind the quarrel, he said, "I was selling meat in my shop when this oil seller came to me and asked to bring the oil-container. But, when l had gone inside to bring it, he took my bag full of money and started saying that it belonged to him."-

The oil-seller interrupted, "No, .sir, this is not true. The bag is really' mine. While I was putting coins in the bag, he saw the bag full of money" and said that it was his. Now, you must do justice."
Birbal asked them again and again to tell the truth but both said that they were telling the truth.

Finally, - Birbal filled a vessel. with water' and dipped all the coins from the bag in it. At oriee,: some oil started floating upon the water; it clearly meant that the bag belonged to
the oil-seller. So, Birbal gave the bag of coins to the oil-seller and punished the butcher.

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TALL Tales

A professional talker often came to Emperor Akbar' court. He was an expert in spinning yarns of all kinds. Once he thought of making fun of Birbal. He came to the Emperor's court. Then he said to the Emperor, "Your Majesty, today I saw a very funny sight. A goat was pulling a tiger by his ears." The Emperor was quite amused. Just then Birbal arrived there. He said, "It was nothing compared to what I saw.... Click here to read more



Oil Merchant and the Butcher

Tall Tales

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Akbar Birbal ChutkuleA professional talker often came to Emperor Akbar' court. He was an expert in spinning yarns of all kinds. Once he thought of making fun of Birbal. He came to the Emperor's court. Then he said to the Emperor, "Your Majesty, today I saw a very funny sight. A goat was pulling a tiger by his ears." The Emperor was quite amused. Just then Birbal arrived there. He said, "It was nothing compared to what I saw a few days ago. A villager went to the river with his buffalo. A crocodile caught the villager's leg and started pulling him in the water. Therefore he held fast to the buffalo's tail. The crocodile and the buffalo started a tug of war. At last the crocodile took away the lower portion of the villager's body in the water. The upper portion remained hanging by the buffalo's tail. Just then a doctor was passing by. He joined the lower portion of a goat to the villager's remaining body. And that villager is still alive."
On hearing this the talker became silent. He dared not come to the court for a long long time.

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Tall Tales

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