A king has no sons riddle

Question: A king has no sons, no daughters, and no queen. For this reason he must decide who will take the throne after he dies. To do this he decides that he will give all of the children of the kingdom a single seed. Whichever child has the largest, most beautiful plant will earn the throne; this being a metaphor for the kingdom.At the end of the contest all of the children came to the palace with their enormous and beautiful plants in hand. After he looks at all of the children's pots, he finally decides that the little girl with an empty pot will be the next Queen. Why did he choose this little girl over all of the other children with their beautiful plants?

Riddle Discussion

By: Autismspeaks2day on 19/2/16

The king gave all the children FAKE seeds. The little girl was the only one who was honest and did not switch the seeds.

By: Bandanaman on 11/7/14

There is also the possibility that the girl had cultivated a plant too large for a pot, having given it proper room to grow (this being a metaphor for not smothering the kingdom and making sure it had proper resources for economic development)

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