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                                  Riddles from King Arthur's court

                                        ----- Sir Gawain's choice 

 Young King Arthur was imprisoned by the monarch of a neighbouring 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 killed.

 The question was: What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and, to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible question. Well, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by the year's end.

  He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody: the princess, the prostitutes, the priests, the wise men, the court jester. In all, he spoke with everyone but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

  What most people did tell him, however, 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.

 The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no option but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question, but he'd have to accept her price first: 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 ... 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.

  Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He told him that nothing was too big a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered Arthur's question:

   What do you think is the answer?

   聪明的你能想到答案吗?(答案过几天揭晓)

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