In a small Indian town, a business owner owed a large sum of money to Mr Smith. Smith was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.
He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter.
This proposal was met with a look of disgust. Mr Smith said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black. The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it were black, the debt would be wiped, but Mr Smith would then marry her. If it were white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry him. Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, Mr Smith bent over and picked up two pebbles.
Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag. He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one. The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:
1. Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
2. Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose Mr Bajaj for cheating.
3. Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.
She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to Mr Smith, “Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you investigate the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.” The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as Mr Smith didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white and clear her father’s debt.
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