Woman, what signifies this concourse, and this strange and confused chirping?
I am no woman. I am the monarch of the world.
I replied that I had but one voice
That confirms my impression that you not a man, but a feminine monstrosity with a bass voice.
But supposing that a man should prefer one wife or three?
How can there be a completely harmonious union without the combination of the bass and tenor of the man and the soprano of the two women?
The square visits Lineland in a dream and comes across the king of Lineland. He mistakes a man for a woman because he is a line and he doesn't understand where he is yet.
Must one wife then always have twins?
How else could the sexes be maintained if two girls were not born for every boy?
Because the king only hears the square's voice from one place, he mistakes him for a woman as women in Lineland only have one voice.
The three far-off lovers suddenly find themselves in exact harmony, and nature rejoices over one more marriage and over three more births.
The king says that every man should wed two wives and the square asks why. The king begins to explain why, saying that the voices of two women will harmonize with the voice a male and sound good. The square steps in to counter-question his claim.
The king also says that every wife has to have twins to maintain gender balance in Lineland.
Before the square leaves, he explains how things are different in Flatland and how the king isn't smart enough to see that. He explains how someday he will realize that people marry for love and to have more children than twins.
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