Long long ago in an ancient land, there lived a very wise man who happenedto be the Vizier at the court of a great Sultan.
Months and years passed by and the great Sultan died, and his young prince replaced him. Being young, the prince lacked experience. He started spendingmore than what his father used to. The wise Vizier decided to teach the brashprince a lesson!
The prince set a contest and as a reward, decided to give the winner whateverhe wishes, boasting of his wealth, being under the illusion that his wealth isvirtually endless. The Vizier won, and asked the prince for the prize: a singlegrain of wheat and a chess board!
"What?! Just a grain of wheat! Are you insulting my wealth?" yelled the prince.