ksilver (silver05) wrote in polloftheday,
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In George R. R. Martin's Clash of Kings, there is a riddle.

"An unintelligent swordsman is locked in a room with a king, a wealthy merchant, and a priest. Each man tells the stupid swordsman to kill the other two to serve him. 'Kill them and serve me, and I will give you a title,' says the king. 'Kill them and serve me, and I will give you more gold than you can ever dream of,' says the merchant. 'Kill them and serve me, and I can absolve you of your sins and better spirituality,' says the priest.

Remember, the swordsman is not intelligent; he's thinking of immediate gain, not for the future.

Poll #1087245 From Song of Ice and Fire

Who would you kill, and who would you follow?

I would kill the merchant and the king, following the priest
10(16.9%)
I would kill the merchant and the priest, following the king
19(32.2%)
I would kill the king and priest, following the merchant
30(50.8%)


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