Thursday, July 2, 2009

Marriage or Death

A poor but honest knight wants to marry a beautiful princess, and she wants to marry him. The king offers the knight a choice. He can draw one of two slips of paper from a golden box. One will say "Marriage," the other "Death." The princess manages to whisper to her suitor that both slips say "Death." But the knight and the beautiful princess are wed. How did he accomplish this? (from The Mensa Genius Quiz Book)


Kalonni said...

He tore up the one he picked and showed the other one to the king. Since the intact paper says death, the one he tore had to have been marriage... right?

Maria said...

You are amazingly creative!

Yafa said...

He draws the 'Death' and his last wish before he executed is to marry the princess!

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