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    A Fairy Tale

    Once upon a time, there were three princes who wished to marry a princess. The princess wished to marry one of them, but not the other two. Her father however, was rather conservative, and did not feel she was ready to marry any of them. The King decided to put all three of them to tests that he believed none of them would be able to pass. First, he blindfolded them all, then led each in turn to his individual test.

    The King led Prince #1 to the base of a mountain where there were ten painted, wooden doors, glistening in the sun. "All but one of these doors in front of you are white," said the King. "If you can tell me within the next ten minutes, which door is black, then you may marry my daughter. You may not speak to anyone, and you may not remove your blindfold."

    The King led Prince #2 to a hillside, and pointed out across his lush green valleys to the edge of his kingdom, where ten beautiful buildings stood. "All but one of these buildings in front of you are white," the King said. "If you can tell me within the next ten minutes, which building is black, then you may marry my daughter. You may not speak to anyone, and you may not remove your blindfold."

    The King led Prince #3 to a magnificent dining table where ten places were impeccably laid out. "All but one of the napkins on this table are white," said the King. "If you can tell me within the next ten minutes, which napkin is black, then you may marry my daughter. You may not speak to anyone, and you may not remove your blindfold."

    Ten minutes later, only one of the princes - the one the princess wished to marry - had succeeded at his individual test. Which one of the princes had succeeded, and why?
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    Re: A Fairy Tale

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Prince #1 - he felt his way along the base of the mountain, and touched the doors. Most doors were cool to the touch, but one was warm, having absorbed the sunlight. That was the black one.
    Prince #2 couldn't reach the buildings within ten minutes, and assuming that the sun wasn't shining on the table, Prince #3 couldn't feel a difference between the napkins.</span hide>

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    Re: A Fairy Tale

    For a second, I thought of a witty reply, but only for a second! But that was five minutes ago, so you'll have to do with a <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15> instead
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    Re: A Fairy Tale

    Snow White took some photographs to Boots for developing.

    Snow White " When Can I pick them up?"
    Assistant "A Couple of days"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"
    Snow White returns 2 days later and asks for her photos
    Assistant says"Sorry Snow White come back in a couple of days they are not ready"


    In the end Snow White was so upset she blurted out "I have come back day after day after day after day after day and my photos are not ready to which the assistant replied....

    wait for it....wait for it....

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Don't worry Snow White, one day your prints will come</span hide>


    If you don't get it say the puncline out loud <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: A Fairy Tale

    You're such a charmer, Jerry. In fact, you are a prince among charmers.
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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