Akbar birbal Stories – Fast Horse

One day, when Akbar saw Hodja coming on foot, he promised him to give a horse. Accordingly, he instructed his stable man to give a horse to Hodja. Now, it so happened that the stable man selected a very weak and sick horse from the stable and sent it to Hodja’s house. The horse was so weak and sick that it died on the same night it was delivered.

When next day Akbar saw Hodja coming on foot again, he asked in surprise, “What happened to your horse, I arranged yesterday?” Hodja said, “Jahaanpanaah, the horse had a fleet of feet that it crossed the distance from earth to Heaven in one night.”

Akbar was very sorry to know this, and this time he arranged a very good horse for him.

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