Your life will be spared if you can tell me what it is a woman truly wants.
You have exactly one year and one day.
Respect? Money? Affection? Looks? What is it that women truly want? I have to figure it out, and fast!
Ma'am, what is it that women want from their husbands?
I will tell you, if you agree to marry me in exchange.
A knight was found guilty of a crime against a woman, and the King and Queen decided that the only way his life could be spared was if he could find out what it was that women truly want in a marriage.
I accept! YAY! I get to live!
After many of asking, the young knight received many different answers from many different women, and was still unsure of the real answer. He began to feel his life was in danger!
When you get in there, tell them women want control over their husbands.
As if by magic, an older woman appeared in the forest. The knight approached her, and she tells him that she will give him the answer he seeks if he promises to marry her.
Women want control!!
Desperate to spare his own life, the young knight accepts the old woman's agreement, and they walk together back to the King and Queen's court, where both men and women will decide his fate.
The old woman reveals to the young knight that what women really want is control of their husbands, and leads him into the court to tell everyone waiting inside.
The young knight reveals to the men and women in front of him that women want control. They accept his answer, and his life is spared!