Birbal and The Magic Sticks Story
Once a rich merchant came to Birbal. He told Birbal: “There are seven servants in my house. One of them stole my bag of precious pearls. Please find the thief. “
So Birbal went to the rich man’s house. He called all seven servants in the room. He gave each of them a stick.
Then he said, “These are magic wands. It’s just that now all these sticks are the same length. Keep them with you and come back tomorrow. If there is a thief in the house, his stick will grow an inch longer by tomorrow. “
The servant who stole the pearl bag got scared. He thought, “If I cut off an inch of the stick, I won’t be caught.”
So he cut off the stick and made it one inch shorter. The next day, Birbal took the sticks from the servants. He found that one servant’s stick was an inch shorter.
Birbal pointed his finger at him and said: “Here is a thief.” The servant confessed to his crime. He returned the bag of pearls. He was sent to prison.