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robert a (Rotric)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 9:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In a faraway land a king was dying. He had two sons. He loved them both the same. One of them would be the new king.
He had them brought to his bedside and this is what he told them.
"50 miles to the west from here, is a castle. The castle holds treasures beyond your beliefs. I want you both to pick the fastest steeds from your stables and ride to the castle. Whose horse will get there second will be the new king."
Then he whispered something to each one of them.

What was it, that he whispered?
Annelies (Annls)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 10:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I hope you win"
Annelies (Annls)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 10:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he whisper the same thing to both of them?

Did it have anything to do with "the race"?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 2:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think this might be a classic... I've heard it before.
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Head east"
"Don't leave"
"There is no treasure"
"The [blank] one is lame"
"There is more treasure under this castle/here"

Does it have to do with the...
horses? stables?
treasure?
other castle?
future king?
the route?
their kingdom?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

mods, can one of you add Rotric's name to the puzzle title?


"the other one is already there"?
Ally McCabe (Strongplacebo)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"swap horses"?
Moderator Feenwelt (Dietmar)
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

mods, can one of you add Rotric's name to the puzzle title?
Sure :)
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 10:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is another castle ?
ryan (Ryan_Nelson)
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he whispers the same thing to each son? something different? whispers something relevant to the race? to the kingship? something personal/emotional? something totally random?

any reason for him wanting the loser of the race to be king? does the winner get the treasure from the other castle? is there anyone at the other castle?
robert a (Rotric)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 4:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, come on guys no guessing.... sorry for being away so long.... There is a big hint in the puzzle...
robert a (Rotric)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 4:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SOLVED !!! by Ally McCabe ... Congrats....

My dad told me this when i was about 13 or so.
I have another one . I'll post it tonite or tomorrow.
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't forget to spoil. Mods need help too.
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone want to tell me...??? Cuz It sounds familiar... and I'm totally in the dark here.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, October 28, 2005 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ally got it: the king told his sons to swap horses. Since he had said the son whose horse got to the castle last would win, if they were riding their own horses, they'd both be trying to be the slower, and the race would likely never end, since neither one would be willing to start before the other. But if they each rode the other's horse, they'd ride as fast as possible so that their own horse would arrive later.

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