Tenalirama and the Chickens

"I demand justice!" the villager shouted at Tenalirama. "That man's cart ran over my chicken! I demand sixty silver coins!"
"A chicken's only worth three coins!" the other villager insisted.
"But that chicken would've laid hundreds of eggs, so you've killed hundreds of my chickens."
Tenalirama nodded. "And a chicken eats about fifty pounds of grain each year, and hundreds of chickens eat tons of grain. This man will pay you sixty coins, and you can give him, let's see: seven tons of grain! That will square things."
"I'll take the three coins," said the first man quickly.


Inspired byFix Your Problems the Tenali Raman Way by Vishal Goyal
Notes: This story is on p. 69 of the book.


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