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The Maiden and Three Boxes

The Puzzler


RAY: The fair maiden Rowena wishes to wed. And her father, the evil king, has devised a quiz to drive off her suitors.

There are three boxes on a table. One is made of gold, one is made of silver, and the third is made of lead. Inside one of these boxes is a picture of the fair Rowena.

It is the job of the knight to figure out which box has her picture. Now, to assist him in this endeavor there are inscriptions on each of the boxes.

The gold box says, “Rowena's picture is in this box." The silver box says, "The picture ain't in this box." The lead box says, "The picture ain't in the gold box."

If the knight just opens one box and it contains the picture, he gets the girl.

The hint is, one of the statements, and only one, is true.

The question is: Where's the picture?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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