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What would you choose?

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
> Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the
> monarch of a neighbouring celtic kingdom. The monarch could have killed
> him, but was moved by Arthur's youthful happiness. So he offered him
> freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur
> would have a year to figure out the answer; if, after a year, he still
> had no answer, he would be put to death.
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> The question was: "What do women really want?"
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> Such a question would perplex even the most
> knowledgeable man and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query.
> But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's
> proposition to have an answer by the year's end.
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> He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody:
> the princesses, the prostitutes, the priests, the wise men, and the
> court jester. In all, he spoke with everyone, but no one could give him
> a satisfactory answer.
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> What most people did tell him was to consult the old
> witch, as only she would know the answer. The price would be high, since
> the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices
> she charged.
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> The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no
> alternative but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question,
> but he'd have to accept her price first.
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> The old witch wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of
> the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur
> was horrified: she was hunchbacked and awfully hideous, had only one
> tooth, smelled like sewage water, often made obscene noises, and had
> discoloured skin. He had never run across such a repugnant creature. He
> refused to force his friend to marry her and have to endure such a
> burden.
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> However, Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke
> with Arthur.
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> He told him that nothing was too big a sacrifice in
> order to save Arthur's life and preserve the Round Table.
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> Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch
> answered Arthur's question: "What a woman really wants is to be able to
> be in charge of her own life."
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> Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a
> great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared. And so it went. The
> neighbouring monarch spared Arthur's life and granted him total freedom.
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> What a wedding Gawain and the witch had! Arthur was torn
> between relief and anguish. Gawain was proper as always, gentle and
> courteous. The old witch put her worst manners on display and generally
> made everyone very uncomfortable.
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> The wedding night approached: Gawain, steeling himself
> for a horrific night, entered the bedroom. What a sight awaited! The
> most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay before him! Gawain was astounded
> and asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been
> so kind to her (when she'd been a witch), half the time she would be her
> horrible, deformed self and the other half, she would be her beautiful
> maiden self. Which would he want her to be during the day and which
> during the night? What a cruel question!
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> Gawain began to think of his predicament. During the day
> a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the
> privacy of his home, an old spooky witch? Or would he prefer having by
> day a hideous witch, but by night a beautiful woman to enjoy many
> intimate moments?
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> What would you do? What Gawain chose follows below, but
> don't read on until you've made your own choice................. . . .
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> . . . . . . . . . . . Noble Gawain replied that he would
> let her choose for herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she
> would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her and had let
> her be in charge of her own life.
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> What is the moral of this story?
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> The moral is that it doesn't matter if your woman is
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> Underneath it all, she's still a witch and don't you
> forget it.
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Im glad I decided to take the time and read it all - cos the last section made me giggle xx
#2
If only Eve never ate the apple :x

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