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Der Gärtner

Once upon a time, King Akbar was taking a walk in his garden with his wife and his guests. He tripped on a rock which was sticking out of the soil in the garden. King Akbar felt very embarrassed. How can a king stumble before his guests? He grew very angry.


Es war einmal, als König Akbar mit seiner Frau und seinen Gästen in seinem Garten spazieren ging. Er stolperte über einen Felsen, der im Garten aus dem Boden ragte. König Akbar war sehr verlegen. Wie kann ein König vor seinen Gästen stolpern? Er wurde sehr wütend.


He ordered his guards, “The gardener is a very foolish man and needs to be punished. If he had removed this rock, then I would not have tripped. Throw him in jail. He shall be hanged tomorrow.”

The guards took away the poor gardener to Jail. Birbal came to know about the incident in the evening and he went to visit the Gardener. He whispered something into the Gardener’s ear and went back to his room.


Er befahl seinen Wachen: „Der Gärtner ist ein sehr dummer Mann und muss bestraft werden. Wenn er diesen Stein entfernt hätte, wäre ich nicht gestolpert. Werft ihn ins Gefängnis. Er soll morgen gehängt werden. “

Die Wachen brachten den armen Gärtner ins Gefängnis. Birbal erfuhr am Abend von dem Vorfall und besuchte den Gärtner. Er flüsterte dem Gärtner etwas ins Ohr und ging zurück in sein Zimmer.

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The next day the Gardener was asked, “Do you have any last wishes?”

The Gardener said, “I wish to see King Akbar one last time before I die. He is my King and I love him very much.”


Am nächsten Tag wurde der Gärtner gefragt: „Haben Sie letzte Wünsche?”

Der Gärtner sagte: „Ich möchte König Akbar ein letztes Mal sehen, bevor ich sterbe. Er ist mein König und ich liebe ihn sehr.“


The guards informed the King about the request and the King agreed. The Gardner was brought before King Akbar.

King Akbar asked, “I have granted your last wish. You wanted to see me. Do you have any last words?”


Die Wachen informierten den König über die Anfrage und der König stimmte zu. Der Gärtner wurde vor König Akbar gebracht.

König Akbar fragte: „Ich habe deinen letzten Wunsch erfüllt. Du wolltest mich sehen. Hast du noch letzte Worte? ”


The gardener did not speak any word but spat at the feet of Akbar. King Akbar became extremely angry.

Akbar screamed at the Gardener, “How dare you spit at the King! What is the meaning of this?”

The Gardener turned white and began to cry loudly. He fell at his feet.


Der Gärtner sprach kein Wort, sondern spuckte Akbar zu Füßen. König Akbar wurde extrem wütend.

Akbar schrie den Gärtner an: „Wie kannst du es wagen, den König anzuspucken! Was ist die Bedeutung davon?”

Der Gärtner wurde weiß und begann laut zu weinen. Er fiel ihm zu Füßen.


Birbal said, “My King, the gardener is a very loyal man and worships you. He was feeling very sad that his great king did not have a good enough reason to hang him.. He felt that your decision will be criticized by the people. Therefore, he decided to give you a grave reason to hang him. Now you can hang him and the people will be happy”

Akbar understood what Birbal meant and pardoned the gardener. He also gave 10 gold coins to the Gardener as a reward.


Birbal sagte: „Mein König, der Gärtner ist ein sehr treuer Mann und verehrt Sie. Er war sehr traurig, dass sein großer König keinen Grund hatte, ihn aufzuhängen. Er hatte das Gefühl, dass Ihre Entscheidung vom Volk kritisiert wird. Deshalb hat er beschlossen, Ihnen einen schwerwiegenden Grund zu geben, ihn aufzuhängen. Jetzt können Sie ihn aufhängen und die Leute werden glücklich sein.“

Akbar verstand, was Birbal meinte und entschuldigte den Gärtner. Als Belohnung gab er dem Gärtner 10  Goldmünzen.



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