Once upon a time in the old country, a king known to his people as just and benevolent, faced what seemed an insurmountable difficulty. His only daughter, beautiful and intelligent beyond her years, was in want of a husband. The king decreed that every man with a home and a trade shall visit his castle and present himself to the princess. After many months of eligible men showcasing themselves to her, a young farmer entered the maiden’s hall only to be greeted with scoffs and looks of wonderment at the state of his attire. Upon crossing the great hall and arriving in front of the princess, he placed an old, dirty stone at her feet. He then bowed to the princess, and with an enigmatic smile, left the hall without looking at anyone–to the surprise and amazement of the princess and everyone present.