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Offered anything he wished, the wise man said “Take a chessboard. Place one grain of rice on the first square. Then two, four, and so on. I ask merely this.”

The Emperor stared. “Seriously?”

“You may not find it so easy, Sire.”

“No, I get that, I know how big numbers work. But… I’ve got gold. Jade. Virgins. You could have anything, but you want something impossible. In rice. Well, your call.”

At a wave, his servants fetched 50 large sacks.

“Ah, even here there will not be enough grains…”

“Prove it,” the Emperor said. “Count ‘em. I can wait.”

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