Once upon time a knight was greedy an selfish and decided to steal a young maiden´s virginity
if, within one year, you can discover what women want most in the world and report your findings back to the court, you will keep your life.
The king and queen were not happy and the king wanted to behead him but the queen had another way
he sees a large group of women dancing and decides to approach them to ask his question. But as he approaches, the group vanishes, and all he can see is an ugly old woman.
I will reward you if you help me
He returns and gives the right answer after he does the old lady ask to marry him
while in bed, the loathsome hag asks the knight why he is so sad. He replies that he could hardly bear the shame of having such an ugly, lowborn wife.
She offers the knight a choice: either he can have her be ugly but loyal and good, or he can have her young and fair but also coquettish and unfaithful. The knight ponders in silence. Finally, he replies that he would rather trust her judgment, and he asks her to choose whatever she thinks best.