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who will marry the princess (Posted on 2004-02-13) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A wizard left each of his three sons a gift before he died. The oldest received a mirror, through which he could see anyone in the world. The second, a horse which could ride to any place in the world in one day. The third, a magic apple which would never rot, and when eaten would cure any disease.

One day the brothers heard about a princess in a faraway land who was dying of an unknown disease. Rumour had it the king would let the man who saved his daughter marry her. The brothers sprung into action. The first looked in his mirror and saw the ill princess and the land she lived in. All three jumped on the second brother's horse, and they rode so fast they got to the princess' land the next morning. Then the third son took his apple to the princess, who ate it and recovered full health instantly.

The king was grateful, and indeed intended to let one of them marry the princess. But it had taken the cooperation of all three brothers to save her. Which one did the king decide should marry his daughter?

  Submitted by pleasance    
Rating: 3.1842 (38 votes)
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The king decided that the youngest of the brothers was most worthy of marrying his daughter, because he made the greatest sacrifice in saving the princess: he had lost his magical gift, while the other two still had the mirror and the horse.

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  Subject Author Date
re: Who was the king?malcolm2024-02-14 06:44:33
No SubjectGeorge Ambrose2022-10-12 04:01:42
SolutionSolutionMath Man2014-01-25 22:51:20
SolutionanswerK Sengupta2007-03-14 03:54:46
easytaylor2006-10-02 20:32:03
SolutioneasyFastJazzy2005-11-24 15:04:59
re(2): more likely solutionMindy Rodriguez2005-11-22 23:11:32
re: more likely solutionBob Smith2005-11-21 13:13:09
more likely solutionMindy Rodriguez2005-11-20 17:57:46
SolutionanswerAme.2005-10-10 02:58:16
A different solutionignatious2005-10-04 08:03:38
consider the followingJen2005-07-12 06:12:08
Solution:-)Dominique2005-05-18 01:51:18
re: as a fatherlizperp2005-05-13 20:41:37
No SubjectNicky Glass2005-05-09 09:36:01
SolutionSolutionDavid2005-03-29 00:20:41
so, so niceHelix2005-03-28 21:32:47
I'm trying not to be fooledStephen Ticsay2005-03-14 21:53:33
Some Thoughtsum this is an e-z riddlematt2005-03-09 23:18:40
Pattern in Riddles/Fairy TalesJak Dakars2005-03-09 21:54:15
re: Not fair!!!!!!Damion warren2005-03-07 05:13:05
answerDamion warren2005-03-07 05:12:14
Some ThoughtsNot fair!!!!!!Jeff2005-03-02 04:38:09
the answertelina2005-02-20 00:05:40
SolutionI've got itClara Levy2005-02-07 20:17:40
re: Who Will marry the princesslucifer2005-01-23 01:28:01
re: dielucifer2005-01-23 01:27:01
dieMikayla2004-12-21 23:33:23
one downsimon2004-11-29 20:27:49
Some ThoughtsWho was the king?Michael2004-11-27 06:28:50
re: SolutionJoshua2004-10-26 18:30:44
Who Will marry the princessMarg2004-10-17 23:40:34
too obviousamy2004-07-17 14:27:20
solutionTiadra2004-06-03 12:47:29
saw answerPeter2004-05-13 20:25:11
solved but i wanna get a crack at itPeter2004-05-13 20:23:34
awwwmegan2004-05-10 14:21:15
Then they wouldn't be riddles !!!!Penny2004-05-09 02:52:11
Can riddles be subjective?Kasey2004-05-07 11:23:07
AnswerRay2004-05-05 18:19:42
Some ThoughtsHaving trouble coming up with gifts, i thinkDave2004-04-26 16:24:25
The 3rdKarlo2004-04-18 02:43:08
OBJECTION YOUR HONOR!!!!!!MacMath2004-04-04 16:09:03
maybe thisBilly Bob2004-04-04 11:20:20
Solutionyo2004-03-25 15:02:05
guess?royboyz2004-03-25 09:27:36
stumpedroyboyz2004-03-25 09:25:33
SolutionSolutionGalendir2004-03-21 14:36:07
riddle solvedlovejoy2004-03-18 05:18:11
King decidesdarren2004-03-17 17:08:31
Some Thoughtsre: whoa there!Heartberry2004-03-01 11:07:22
as a fatherAxorion2004-02-29 10:36:42
re: whoa there!fwaff2004-02-27 13:21:23
whoa there!pleasance2004-02-24 09:26:01
Marry the AppleJosh2004-02-23 12:13:29
Some Thoughtsre: People !!!!!!Heartberry2004-02-23 09:42:14
Hints/TipsPeople !!!!!!Penny2004-02-23 05:44:40
Solutionummmmmaeve2004-02-22 21:52:43
Solutionduhpaul2004-02-22 21:47:54
2 solutions here!tan2004-02-22 20:21:03
another possibilitymaeve2004-02-21 22:14:57
Solutionanwermaeve2004-02-21 17:05:14
Solutionmy answeromar2004-02-21 15:14:41
Remember St. Ives?Larry2004-02-21 11:09:21
this is the right answer...jessica2004-02-21 01:30:42
anne's solutionjen2004-02-20 17:21:11
re(4): sandraJim C2004-02-20 13:34:03
Some Thoughtsre(3): sandraHeartberry2004-02-20 12:34:39
re: Heart Sick?Heartberry2004-02-20 12:29:01
re(2): sandraJim C2004-02-20 12:24:35
SolutionHeart Sick?Jim C2004-02-20 12:20:38
re:Jim C2004-02-20 12:16:12
re(2): A plausible answerFrank Riddle2004-02-19 15:21:48
Some Thoughtsre: A plausible answerHeartberry2004-02-19 13:13:14
Welll....the solution might beamber2004-02-18 02:38:00
A plausible answerFrank Riddle2004-02-17 18:53:25
wait i think i know it now...jen2004-02-17 18:19:25
solutionalbert2004-02-16 18:39:45
re: solutionHeartberry2004-02-16 10:51:05
SolutionGuessHeartberry2004-02-16 10:42:25
re: Lucky ManPenny2004-02-15 21:22:59
life-savingTristan2004-02-15 19:24:29
Lucky Manhywnchika2004-02-15 19:17:19
penny's responsesandra2004-02-15 18:30:27
re: sandraPenny2004-02-15 11:57:42
solutionAnne Chen2004-02-15 03:04:18
solution??JW2004-02-14 23:31:01
No Subjectsandra2004-02-14 22:04:55
re: i know this!Sam2004-02-13 19:11:17
i know this!jen2004-02-13 15:08:53
re(3): SolutionYork2004-02-13 13:31:35
re(2): SolutionFederico Kereki2004-02-13 12:58:55
re: SolutionYork2004-02-13 12:20:26
SolutionSolutionPenny2004-02-13 11:32:31
SolutionOriginal answerFederico Kereki2004-02-13 11:25:01
SolutionI think?York2004-02-13 10:54:24
1, 2, or 3 ?Bruno2004-02-13 10:48:22
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