# How can Birbal solve the dispute?

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A farmer and his neighbor once went to Emperor Akbar’s court with a complaint. “Your Majesty, I bought a well from him,” said the farmer pointing to his neighbor, “and now he wants me to pay for the water.” “That’s right, your Majesty,” said the neighbor. “I sold him the well but not the water!” The Emperor asked Birbal to settle the dispute.

posted Apr 28, 2014

## 1 Solution

Birbal would say that the neighbor had to pay for the water as the well belonged to the owner(farmer) and that he(neighbor) kept his water in the well that belonged to someone else.

solution Apr 29, 2014

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