Have some Fun: read the wittiest stories of Mughal Times:Akbar & Birbal Stories are very popular among Indian Kids.
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Why Camel Neck is Crooked

As you all know, Emperor Akbar was very impressed with Birbal's wisdom and greatly enjoyed his quick wit. One fine morning when Akbar was especially pleased with Birbal, as a gesture of appreciation, he promised to reward him with many valuable and beautiful gifts.

However, many days passed, and still there was no sign of even one gift. Birbal was quite disappointed with the king. Then one day, when Akbar was strolling down the banks of River Yamuna with his ever faithful Birbal at his side, he happened to notice a camel passing by. He asked Birbal why the neck of the camel was crooked. Birbal thought for a second and promptly replied that it might be because the camel may have forgotten to honour a promise. The holy books mention that those who break their word get punished with a crooked neck; perhaps that was the reason for the camels crooked neck.

Akbar soon realised his folly of making a promise to Birbal for gifts and not honouring it.  He was ashamed of himself. As soon as they returned to the palace he immediately gave Birbal his justly deserved reward. As you can see, Birbal always managed to get what he wanted without directly asking for it.

 

Quick Thinking Birbal : Count The Crows - Stories for Kids : Akbar Birbal Stories
Have some Fun: read the wittiest stories of Mughal Times:Akbar & Birbal Stories are very popular among Indian Kids.
How Akbar meet Birbal?The Well DisputeBack to Square OneThe True KingThe Sharpest Shield and SwordThe SadhuBirbal : The Musical Genius The Loyal GardenerThe Jealous CourtiersFull Moon, Quarter MoonThe Choice of BirbalThe Blind Saint Question for Question (Answering a Question with a Question) Birbal ImaginationNoble BeggarList of blindsJust One Question"Birbal, can you Identify The GuestCooking The KhichdiBirbal Turns TablesBirbal The Wise ManNeither here nor thereBirbal Gave Birth to the ChildBirbal's Sweet ReplyBirbal Shortens RoadBirbal's GenerosityHow Birbal Brought Meat Back in the Community?Birbal Is BriefColorful BirdWasherman's DonkeyBirbal Identifies ThiefBirbal Denies RumorQuick Thinking Birbal : Count The CrowsHot Iron TestThe Cock and the HenThe Wicked Barber's PlightAkbar Birbal ReunionAkbar's Hasty JudgementHunting & DowryAkbar's RingFear is the keyProtection of the Footmark of an ElephantHeavy BurdenThe Parrot Neither Eats, Nor Drinks...Whose Bag?Three IdolsTruth Always Finds Its WayAkbar is Greater than GodMaster or Servant?Why Hair Does Not Grow on PalmsTit-BitsAkbar's DreamBest FlowersBirbal Problem SolverWhy Camel's Neck is Crooked?The Foolish Brahmin

Quick Thinking Birbal : Count The Crows


One day Akbar was strolling in his palace gardens with his dear minister Birbal. Many crows were flying around. The King enjoyed their flying. Just then he thought, that how many crows could be in his kingdom and immediately posed this question to Birbal.

Birbal thought a moment, then said, "They are ninety-five thousand, four hundred and sixty three (95, 463) crows in your kingdom, Huzoor." "How do you know that for sure?" the King asked. "You can get them counted, Huzoor." Birbal said.,

The king again said, "If there will be less than that, then?" Birbal replied immediately, "That means that the rest of them have gone on vacation to some neighboring kingdoms." "Or if there were more than that, then?" "Then it means that other crows are visiting your kingdom, Huzoor.",