Tell me what women most desire and i will spare your life
What is it that woman most desire?
sure why not , I might die anyway.
At this point the knight walks over to ask but finds all the young women gone and there is only an ugly old lady.
I can help you if you promise to marry me
Please just take my armor and let me be.
The old lady gave the knight the answer to the queen question. "What women most desire is to be in charge of their husbands and lovers" The queen lets him be free but now he must marry the ugly old woman.
No we shall be husband and wife!
I trust you to choose for me.
The old woman and the knight are married, though the knight is miserable. The old woman gives him a request
either you can have her be ugly but loyal and good, or he can have her young and fair but also coquettish and unfaithful.
Because the knight’s answer gave the woman what she most desired, the authority to choose for herself, she becomes both beautiful and good. And they live happily