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The Servant's Wish

Submitted By:arij
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Difficulty:*** (2.56)

Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became ill and was going to die. One day, the master called his servant and asked him for a wish. It could be any wish but just one. The master gave him one day to think about it. The servant became very happy and went to his mother for discussion about the wish. His mother was blind and she asked her son for making a wish for her eye-sight to come back. Then the servant went to his wife. She became very excited and asked for a son as they were childless for many years. After that, the servant went to his father who wanted to be rich and so he asked his son to wish for a lot of money. The next day he went to his master and made one wish through which all the three (mother, father, wife) got what they wanted. You have to tell what the servant asked the master.

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Comments on this teaser

Posted by Mogmatt1604/24/02
or "I want three more wishes"

Posted by missie04/28/02
I thought it was a pretty good teaser! I thought that maybe he could say, "I wish my mother, father, and wife were happy with what they want>" or sumtin.

Posted by iluvcats05/07/02
That is a good one!!!!! :)

Posted by Emmyluzam05/11/02
This is a tricky one! I like it!:)

Posted by cowcowloverjr05/17/02
i thought the wife asked to be childLESS forever

Posted by bighippo405/22/02
This was quite a good brain teaser. Obviously, many answers could be used - but I think the one that is given is the best answer. Requires some thinking.

Posted by frank0001h05/30/02
That answer just doesn't appeal to me. HELKATW, your first comment is nitpicking like some others and your second is highly cynical although probably accurate.

Posted by angie06/03/02
wery clever

Posted by odcsurferchick06/04/02
it was a god one but it has alot of answers!

Posted by Murkymerlin06/07/02
Just to pock a little hole, what if those parents are his adoptive parents? Still a right corker!!

Posted by Smart06/29/02
That was really good! Some of my friends from school even told me that they read the situation on! It's so popular!

Posted by doggyxp07/06/02
I LOVE this riddle!!!!!!!!!!! : )

Posted by bmotts08/15/02
If there's one bad servant teaser, I haven't heard it!!

Posted by Christina021303/09/03
Hehe. Very clever, and much simpler than what I thought of - I thought he would wish to have a son who would become a famous eye doctor - then the son would become rich and maybe give money to the grandfather, and fix the grandmother's eyesight. But now that I think of it that wouldn't work because by the time the son grew up the grandmother would be very old....very good! :)

Posted by twixy07/24/04
:D good, but a little easy.

Posted by sissy24510/23/04
That was really clever! I thought he would ask for more wishes

Posted by poljay02/25/05
Simple maybe, but I didn't guess it. I went with the wish for three more wishes thing, too. Think the servants answer is much better. :wink:

Posted by whaleycm03/28/05
The answer is stupid. The riddle was wirtten out very well and it made e hope for a great answer. What does a swing of gold have to do with it. You could have used any example but you picked a "swing of gold"....stupid!

Posted by cat4656904/06/05
Ok, I was way off. :-?

Posted by deadeye82304/26/05
an ok teaser, only because it has so many alternate answers. when i read it i thought the servant would ask for three more wishes, or something like that. and by the way sk8babe, itss a mystery teaser not a situation teaser :P

Posted by norcekri05/24/05
Well, I'm going to take a shot here about that "swing of gold" phrase. My gues is that's the phrase used in the reference from whence our member cribbed the puzzle. This is an oooold folk riddle.

Posted by padme05/30/05
cool, but how is he going to grant those wishes?

Posted by drift1506/10/05
heehee...clever. :D

Posted by brainfog06/19/05
Kind of cool that the servant never directly asked for anything for himself, yet prospered by asking for others. I'm sure he finagled a cut of the gold swing after the fact, was happy to have a little one to carry on his name, and was glad his mom could see him again (which also helped with the baby sitting!). Fun! :D

Posted by deepsea07/29/05
wow that one was really good i said that he wanted to be the milloniare because if the millionare was married and had a son,and had an alive mother then it would work because he would also be rich

Posted by toxic_happiness07/29/05
awesome :D :) :( :o :x :evil: 8) :lol: :wink: :P whoa

Posted by emrmpr08/13/05
I was thinking he could ask for a son who will become a wealthy and good eye doctor. Not a bad riddle at all :wink:

Posted by FerretGirl09/28/05

Posted by centerofme09/30/05
he could ask for 3 wishes.then wish for,a baby of any sex.last,wish for good eyesight for the mother.that would all add up to a wish.the grandson wouldn't like to swing on gold all day wouldn't she/he....

Posted by rkaaland11/16/05
I liked it! I had quite a few different scenarios but yours was better, shorter and cooler! :D :lol:

Posted by peppamintp11/20/05
This was very well written and much fun trying to figure out what he was going to ask for. For this to be a family sight you people sure don't mind calling one another out of their name. If you don't like it so be it but to be so rude and mean is uncalled for. Children read these comments!

Posted by Tiberius01/30/06
Clever answer, requires some thought behind it.

Posted by teen_wiz02/04/06
This is actually a really neat teaser! I loved it! My answer was totally far off :oops: :oops: :oops: , but I really enjoyed it!!!!!! GREAT JOB! :D :D :D

Posted by SPUTNIK202/20/06
Or he could have simply asked for 3 more wishes ( turn his one wish to 3) :D

Posted by lucky_nyc_1304/10/06
To me, this one was a bit boring.

Posted by OldChinaHand04/27/06
A very old tale indeed, probably Persian or Indian, there is an old Chinese version 'with the grandmother watching her grand child dancing in a silk robe.' 8)

Posted by kcheer249306/01/06
Creative. I didn't get it though because i could never think of how it all could fit togethor

Posted by Blackbelt9206/07/06
boring, uncreative, and very disapointing.

Posted by flamehead10/23/06
Very trick. Oh and blackbelt92, quit being a stick in the mud. :lol: :D

Posted by icecraze1003/02/07
That was cool! Thanks for the neat brain teaser! 8)

Posted by 4demo05/24/07
I thought he would have asked that his mother, wife, and father each receive one wish, but your answer was much more creative and fun! I don't really know if the gold swing is specific enough, since the servant's son could have been at a wealthy man's house with his grandmother, but still, excellent teaser! :D

Posted by EienNiKirei10/19/07
He didnt ask himself what he wanted? Awwww thats sweet of him to think of his family. :D

Posted by dudebomb9312/23/07
He could have just wished for 3 wishes, wow :cry:

Posted by Harmony_Girl02/11/08
Faaaaabulous teaser! Very creative! :D *Adds to Favorites*

Posted by Writeaway03/10/08
Easy, but very fun, and extraordinarily well written. Which is a big bonus in my book. :D

Posted by luckypuppy05/14/08
I was thinkin he asked for the power to grant wishes. :D

Posted by sourdough06/23/08
$ourDough said that this one was unbelievable! He loved it! :D $D :D

Posted by yangjun11/10/08
This is a very nice and tricky question:D ood jod:)

Posted by yangjun11/10/08
This is a very nice and tricky question:D good jod:)

Posted by precious102605/23/09
:evil: Just your Old Run of the Mill Wish Teasers. To swing on a Swing made of gold, does not include the Grandfather's Wish. Perhaps a bar of gold the size of a swing provides much wealth, but the third wish, ah there is a first, second and third wish. Simple: One Wish ~ Allow my Grandmother to see My Son who will become Wealthy. :evil: :evil: I like that as One Wish, not Three wishes. All wishes must be something he could truly Desire. :evil: :evil:

Posted by Fhempen06/25/09
I was thinking something along the lines of "That i have a son who becomes an eye doctor who finds a cure for blind people, resulting in much wealth for our family." or not :P

Posted by dance28703/03/12
Yay! I got it right! Another thing the answer could have been was that the servants says, "My mother to see her grandson playing with my father's money."

Posted by Candi708/24/12
My answer: the servant said, "I wish fOr more wishes!!

Posted by xdbtcp06/21/13
I wish my family wasn't so selfish :-?

Posted by Soleilfox11/27/13
I see what you did there.... :lol:

Posted by NoriMori01/22/15
I've never liked this one because a) There are many answers that would satisfy those conditions, and b) The answer assumes the master is omnipotent or has supernatural powers, which isn't stated and isn't a valid assumption to make. Yes, he did say "Any wish", but if someone said that to you in real life, you would still assume they only meant something that was within their power.

Posted by grace31704/26/15
LOL. My solution was to just ask for money to solve everything - get Lasik for his mother, get IVF for his wife, and get money for err'body.

Posted by sekirei05/08/15
:D You know what? The first thing I thought was "I want to be able to manipulate reality." The master did say anything...

Posted by speedpacer10/07/15
Didn't look at answer yet, and didn't look at other comments. Answer: He wished for wife to become pregnant with Jesus. Did I get it?

Posted by speedpacer10/07/15
Ugggggggh. No, I didn't. But I would think my answer would still work. His wife would have a child, Jesus healed the blind, and the three wise men brought gold to the birth, thus fulfilling all three wishes.

Posted by MysteriousPony07/23/16
He could've also wished he was in control of probability. Probability of children? 0%? Change that to 100! Probability of certain death? 100%? Change that to 0! Probability that a billion dollars will just fall out of the sky? 0%? Change that to 100!

Posted by MysteriousPony07/23/16
Failz with the last comment, for the probability of certain death that should've been probability of eyesight returning. 0%? Let's change that to 100!


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