There was an island in the middle of the lake, which the three medieval kingdoms had been fighting over for years.
Finally, the three kings who ruled the kingdoms decided that they would send their knights out to do battle, the winner would take the island for their kingdom.
The night before the battle, the knights of the three kingdoms and their squires pitched camp and readied themselves for the fight.
The first kingdom had twelve knights, and each knight had five squires, all of whom were busily polishing armour, brushing horses, and cooking food.
The second kingdom had twenty knights, and each knight had ten squires. Everyone at that camp was also busy preparing for battle.
At the camp of the third kingdom, there was only one knight, with his squire. Just one squire.
This squire took a large pot and hung it from a looped rope in a tall tree.
He busied himself preparing the meal, while the knight polished his own armour.
When the hour of the battle came, the three kingdoms sent their squires out to fight (this was too trivial a matter for the knights to join in).
The battle raged for several hours, and when the dust cleared, the only person left was the lone squire from the third kingdom. He had single handed defeated the squires from the other two kingdoms.
Thus, we see that the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.
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