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  • Stolzi
    I must say I m touched to see this piece of medieval Arthuriana make its way back into the folk treasury. Just as I was pleased to hear a story from
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      I must say I'm touched to see this piece of medieval Arthuriana make its way
      back into the folk treasury. Just as I was pleased to hear a story from
      Boccaccio's DECAMERON told me in a college dorm 40 years ago as the latest
      dirty joke du jour.

      ms
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      >
      >
      > King Arthur and the Witch:
      >
      >
      >
      > 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. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could
      > answer a very difficult question. 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?....What do women really want? 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 year's end.
      >
      > He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: 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.
      >
      > Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have
      > the answer.
      >
      > But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the
      > kingdom
      > for the exorbitant prices she charged.
      >
      > The last day of the year arrived and 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 Arthur's closest friend!
      >
      > Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one
      > tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never
      > encountered
      > such a repugnant creature in all his life.
      >
      > He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible
      > burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with 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 question
      > thus:
      >
      > What a woman really wants, she answered....is to be in charge of her own
      > life.
      >
      > Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great
      > truth and that Arthur's life would be spared.
      >
      > And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and
      > Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.
      >
      > The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a
      > horrific
      > experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most
      > beautiful woman he had ever seen lay 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 a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half
      > the
      > time and the beautiful maiden the other half.
      >
      > Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day....or night?
      >
      > Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to
      > show
      > off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old
      > witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by
      > night, a
      > beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?
      >
      > What would YOU do?
      >
      > What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll
      > down
      > below. OKAY?
      >
      >
      >
      > Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.
      >
      > 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?
      >
      >
      >
      > Scroll down
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > The moral is.....
      > If you don't let a woman have her own way....
      > Things are going to get ugly
      >
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