Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a gypsy. But not just any old gypsy. This gypsy had a gift, and this gift gave him the remarkable ability to see the truth. The gypsy often used this gift to his advantage, and swindled many men out of house and home.
One day, the gypsy wandered into a small village, and wandered even further into the marketplace. The gypsy gathered a large crowd, and managed to convince his audience that he had magic powers.
“How many fingers do I have behind my back?” yelled a woman in the crowd.
“Seven!” replied the gypsy.
“How did you know?”
“Didn’t I tell you? I have magic powers!”
“How many children do I have?” called another woman.
“Three!” replied the gypsy. Of course, he was correct.
Both women tossed their money at the gypsy, and walked away. This pattern repeated until there was only one man left.
“Hello, sir. What is your question?” asked the gypsy.