One day Akbar and Birbal were taking a stroll in the royal gardens when Akbar happened to see a group of crows on the tree.
“Wonder how many crows are there in the kingdom, Birbal?”
“There are ninety-five thousand, four hundred and sixty-three crows in our kingdom, sir.”
Akbar looks at Birbal with amazement. “How do you know that?”
“I am pretty sure your majesty. You can get the crows counted,” says Birbal confidently.
“What if there are fewer crows?” asks Akbar skeptically.
“Jahanpanah, it means that crows have gone to meet their relatives in neighboring kingdoms.”
“Hmm… But Birbal what if there are more crows than the number you said?”
“Well, in that case, crows from other kingdoms have come to visit their relatives in our kingdom.”
Birbal’s reply leaves Akbar smiling.