The Emperors Dream
One night, Akbar dreamt that all his teeth except one had fallen.
The next morning, he called all the astrologers of the kingdom to his court. He told them about his strange dream and asked them to decipher its meaning.
The astrologers discussed the Emperor’s dream for long and reached to a conclusion, “Your Majesty, your dream means that all your relatives will die before you!”
The prediction made the Emperor angry. He ordered astrologers to leave the court and asked Birbal to interpret his dream.
Birbal said after thinking for a while, “Your Majesty, your dream carries a very auspicious meaning. It means that you will live much longer than all your relatives.”
The Emperor was highly pleased with Birbal’s clever interpretation of his dream. He rewarded him handsomely.