One day Akbar went to take a bath with his two sons and Birbal. He asked Birbal to stay there at the shore and look after their clothes as they went to take the bath.
Birbal stood at the bank of the river, waiting for them, with their clothes on his shoulder. Akbar felt like teasing him and remarked that Birbal looked like a donkey with a load of clothes.
Birbal was smart enough to reply such a question and replied politely "Huzzoor you are right I am carrying the load of not just one
donkey, but actually three."
Akbar was speechless again.