A story with a puzzle to solveA story with a puzzle to solve.
A poor guy borrowed money from a rich guy. The poor guy could not pay back the money to the rich guy as assured within a time frame. The poor guy had a beautiful daughter. The rich guy's evil eye fell on her. The rich guy demanded the poor man's daughter to marry him in lieu of the money. The poor man and his daughter refused. The rich guy threatened them that he would send the poor man to the jail. However, he opted for something as a solution.
As they all were standing on a pebble-strewn, The rich guy proposed an alternate solution to settle the issue through a draw. He said, "Two pebbles, one white and one black would be placed in a bag. The girl should pick up one pebble. If she picks up the black pebble, she should marry him, and all the money borrowed would be waived off. If she picks up the white pebble, the girl will be set free, and the money borrowed would also be waived off. If the girl disagrees to pick up any pebble, her father would be sent to jail." They consented for the draw.
The rich man brought a bag. He bent down and picked up two black pebbles thinking that the girl did not notice it, but the girl watched him putting two black pebbles inside the bag. He asked the girl to pick up a pebble from the bag.
Now, what the girl should have done.
1. She should have refused to pick up the pebble from the bag.
2. She should have exposed the rich man as a cheat.
3. She should have picked up a black pebble and sacrificed her life and saved her father.
But, with her intelligence, she acted cleverly and did not marry him, and she got all the money waived off and saved her father from going to jail.
How was this possible? What did she do?
Please think and post your answer