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The Farmer who bought a well

Akbar and Birbal

By Ainy AbrahamPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
The Farmer who bought a well
Photo by Poul Cariov on Unsplash

A poor farmer once bought a well from a rich man so that he could irrigate his land using the water from the well. The farmer paid the price quoted by the rich man.


The next day, when the farmer went to draw water from the well, the rich man stopped him from drawing water. He said that the farmer had bought only the well and not the water. So, he cannot draw any water from the well.

Not knowing what to do, the farmer went to the king’s court and told Akbar about this situation.

Akbar handed over the case to Birbal.

Birbal visited the rich man who was causing problems for the farmer. The rich man repeated the same, to which Birbal said,

“Since you have sold the well and not the water to the farmer, you will have to move all the water or pay rent to the farmer to keep the water in the well.”

This made the rich man worried. He asked how much was the rent. Birbal asked for quite a higher price for one day. The rich said that he could not give that money as it was more than the price of the well. Then Birbal asked him to take his water out of the well.

The rich man realized his game was not going to work

and let the farmer use the water from the well.

Moral: Do not try to deceive people as you will pay the price.

Originally written on Medium

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About the Creator

Ainy Abraham

Listening to stories has always captivated me. Now, I want to share my thoughts through my stories.

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  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    That's very interesting story I really enjoyed it alot

  • Esala Gunathilake2 months ago

    Interesting to read again and again.

  • M.B Hesperia 2 months ago

    May we all blessed with this higher intelligence like Birbal , I badly need it lol 😂❤️ I really enjoyed it.

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