Once upon a time, a farmer came to the kingdom to get justice from the Mughal emperor Akbar. There existed two neighbours who shared the same garden. There was a well in the garden and it was possessed by Iqbal Khan. His neighbor was a farmer and wanted to buy that well for the purpose of irrigation. An agreement was signed between them that declared the farmer the owner of that well. But even after selling that well to the farmer at a handsome amount, Iqbal didn't stop fetching water from that well. Akbar asked Khan, Why do you fetch water from the well even after selling it to the farmer? Khan gave a clever answer. He said, "Jahanpanah, I had sold the well but not the water that is tere in it. You can even check that in the agreement." Birbal stood there listening to the problem carefully. The emperor asked Birbal to solve the dispute. Birbal came forward and didn't take much time in giving an accurate solution to settle the dispute. What did Birbal say?



Birbal said
" Iqbal, You say that you have sold only the well to the farmer. And you claim that the water is yours. Then how come you can keep your water inside another person's well without paying rent?" Iqbal's trickery was countered thus in a tricky way. The farmer got justice and Birbal was fairly rewarded.