Birbal was the minister of Akbar, a great king of India. Birbal was very wise and loved by the people of his village. But he also had some jealous enemy's, which is plotting to kill him.
the ministers decided to ask the royal barber for help.
The royal barber went to the king and asked if he wanted to know what his ancestors wanted. When the king asked how, the barber said to get one thousand stacks of hay and set it on fire. One man will be sitting between the hay and the man will rise up with the smoke. The wicked barber suggested birbal should be that man.
when Birbal heard what the king said, he immediately knew it was a trick. He told the king that he needed a few days before this. He dug a tunnel to where the place where the fire will be and covered it with a few stacks of hay.
When the fire started, Birbals friends cried and mourned for him while his enemy ´s celebrated. Little did they know Birbal escaped...