Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. Hence, the monarch offered him his freedom if he could answer a very difficult question.
King Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.
The question is, “What do women really want?”
Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man and to young King Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. However, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.
He returned to his kingdom and began asking people for the answer. He asked the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.
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Many people advised him to consult the old witch for only she would have the answer. Nevertheless, the price would be high. The witch was famous throughout the kingdom for charging exorbitant prices.
The last day of the year arrived and King Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question but he would have to agree to her price first.
The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and King Arthur's closest friend! Young King Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage and often made obscene noises. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.
He refused to force his friend marry her and endure such a terrible burden. However when Lancelot learned of the proposal, he went to speak with King Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.
Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's
Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and King Arthur's life would be spared.
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The neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom when he heard the answer. Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding. The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. To his great surprise, he saw the most beautiful woman he had ever seen laying before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened.
The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as an ugly witch, she would reward him by being her horrible deformed self only half the time. For the other half of the time, she would be a beautiful maiden.
Which would he prefer? Would he prefer her to be beautiful during the day or during the night?
Lancelot pondered the predicament. Should he have a beautiful woman to show off to his friends in the day, but have an old witch in the privacy of his castle at night? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments at night?
What would you do?
What Lancelot chose is below. However, you have to
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Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.
Now what is the moral to this story?
The moral is, “If you don't let a woman have her own way, things are going to get ugly!”
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