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C 180 1 nance, he looked round the room and seeing a number of images, expressed his surprize, and wished to know what they were. The nobleman-replied, “they are the representatives of the saints, who intercede with God for me.” “My Lord,” said the poor farmer, would it not be better for you to apply to God yourself for the favors you require? How long did I entreat your steward and his deputy to spare my cattle, but in vain; had I not come at last to your Lordship's self, I should never have obtained my request.” 77. Beerbhur. It is said that Beerbhur, a very wise counsellor of the emperor Akbar, was one day walking out with him and a number of the courtiers on the banks of the Jumna. The emperor with the wandin his hand drew a stroke on the sands, and then turning to his courtiers, asked them to make the stroke appear less without touching it. They all set their wits to