Not only other people but also Akbar tried to defeat Birbal. Once Akbar was narrating a dream. The dream began with Akbar and Birbal walking towards each other on a dark night It was so dark that they could not see each other, and so collided and fell. The King said "Fortunately for me, I fell into a sea of Paayzam, an Indian sweet. But guess what Birbal fell into?"
Courtiers asked "What, Huzoor?"
"A gutter." The whole court begin to laugh so loudly as they got a chance to laugh at Birbal. The King was happy as at least for once he had been able to defeat the Birbal.
But Birbal was quite. As soon as the laughter died , he said "Huzoor, I also had the same dream, but unlike you I slept on till the end. When you climbed out of that pool of delicious Paayazam, and I out of that stinking gutter, we found that there was no water to clean ourselves and so do you know what we did?"
Akbar asked "What?"
Birbal said "We licked each other to clean each other." Akbar became speechless and he never tried let Birbal down again.