One day Akbar asked Birbal, "Birbal, can you tell me how many bangles are on your wife's hand?"
Birbal said, "No, Huzoor, I cannot."
"Birbal, you are so smart and everyday you see her hand, still you cannot tell how many bangles are on her hand?" questioned Akbar. Birbal didn’t reply anything, but he decided to teach a lesson to the Akbar.
Birbal said, "Huzoor let us go to the garden". They both went to the garden. They both went down a staircase and entered the garden. when they reached in the garden, Birbal asked, "You daily climb up and down this small staircase, could you tell how many steps it has?"
Akbar was speechless. He smiled and was pleased with the wisdom of Birbal.