The Round Table & Life

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  1. Bella

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    Oct 18, 2006
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    This is not new, but I find it useful to refresh my
    memory on this very important fable.

    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 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?

    The moral is.....

    If you don't let a woman have her own way....
    Things are going to get ugly!