Bahlool and a Slave

It is said that one of Haroun Rashid's slaves ate cheese, and a little cheese was stuck to his beard. Bahlool asked him, “What did you eat?”
The slave jokingly said, “I ate a pigeon.”
“I knew before you said so.”
“How did you know?”
Bahlool said, “I can see bird droppings on your beard.”

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