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?”
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!!!