One day, Birbal’s ten years old daughter accompanied him to the royal court. When Emperor Akbar saw her, he lovingly called her near him and called for gifts and sweets for her.
While conversing with her, the Emperor asked, “Do you know Persian, O little girl?”
“A little lesser and a little more, Sir” The girl replied.
Akbar was puzzled with her reply and asked Birbal what his daughter meant.
Birbal said, “Huzoor, She knows Persian a little more than those who do not know Persian, and knows a little lesser than those who know Persian well.”
Akbar understood that Birbal’s daughter had the same wits as her father.
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