How many Crows?

One day Akbar was strolling in his palace gardens with his dear minister Birbal. Many crows were flying around. As he observed the birds flying, he thought of asking a tricky question to Birbal.

He asked - “How many crows are there in our kingdom, Birbal?”

How many Crows

Birbal thought a moment, then said - "There are ninety-five thousand, four hundred and sixty three (95, 463) crows in our 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 to visit their relatives to some neighbouring kingdoms."

"And if there will be more than that, then?" - asked Akbar.

"Then it means that other crows are visiting our kingdom, Huzoor." - said Birbal.

Akbar was very pleased with this answer of his question and gave him a suitable reward!!!