YoungKing Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboringkingdom. The monarch could have killed him, but was moved by Arthur’syouthful happiness. So he offered him freedom, as long as he couldanswer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figureout the answer; if, after a year, he still had no answer, he would bekilled.The question was: What do women really want?Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and,to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. Well, since it wasbetter than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have ananswer by year’s end. He returned to his kingdom and began to polleverybody: the princess, the prostitutes, the priests, the wise men,the court jester. In all, he spoke with everyone but no one could givehim a satisfactory answer.What most people did tell him was to consult the old witch, as onlyshe would know the answer. The price would be high, since the witch wasfamous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no alternative butto talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question, but he’d haveto accept her price first: The old witch wanted to marry Gawain, themost noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur’s closestfriend!Young Arthur was horrified: she was hunchbacked and awfully hideous,had only one tooth, smelled like sewage water, often made obscenenoises. He had never run across such a repugnant creature. He refusedto force his friend to marry her and have to endure such a burden.Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He toldhim that nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s lifeand the preservation of the Round Table.Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered Arthur’squestion: What a woman really wants is to be able to be in charge ofher own life.Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth andthat Arthur’s life would be spared. And so it went. The neighboringmonarch spared Arthur’s life and granted him total freedom.What a wedding Gawain and the witch had! Arthur was torn betweenrelief and anguish. Gawain was proper as always, gentle and courteous.The old witch put her worst manners on display. She ate with her hands,belched and farted, and made everyone uncomfortable.The wedding night approached: Gawain, steeling himself for ahorrific night, entered the bedroom. What a sight awaited! The mostbeautiful woman he’d ever seen lay before him! Gawain was astounded andasked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been sokind to her (when she’d been a witch), half the time she would be herhorrible, deformed self, and the other half, she would be her beautifulmaiden self.She asked him which would he want her to be during the day and which during the night?What a cruel question? Gawain began to think of his predicament:During the day a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but atnight, in the privacy of his home, an old spooky witch? Or would heprefer having by day a hideous witch, but by night a beautiful woman toenjoy many intimate moments?What would you do? What Gawain chose follows below, but don’t read until you’ve made your own choice.Noble Gawain replied that he would let her choose for herself. Uponhearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time,because he had respected her and had let her be in charge of her ownlife.The Moral of the Story: It doesn’t matter if your woman is pretty or ugly, underneath it all, she’s still a JADUGAR!