Edwin Montgomery was going on his own on a by lane. He saw a shepherd and a huge flock of sheep. Edwin asked the shepherd, "I will bet you $100 against one of your sheep that I can tell you the exact number in this flock."
The shepherd thought for a while and then said that is fine.
Edwin said, "Your total number of sheep is 973,"
The shepherd was astonished as it was the correct answer. He said, "OK, I'm a man of my word, take an animal." Edwin picked up one animal and began to walk away.
"Wait," called up the shepherd, "Let me have a chance to get even, double or nothing that I can guess your exact occupation."
Edwin said sure.
The shepherd said, "You are an accountant for a government department,"
Now, this was time to Edwin to get amazed. Edwin asked the shepherd, "Amazing!" "You are exactly right! But tell me, how did you deduce that?"
"Well," said, "put down my dog and I will tell you."