A wise king devised a contest to see who would receive the
Princess' hand in marriage. The Princess was put in a 50 x 50 foot
carpeted room. Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the
room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess'
hand would be the winner and become the new King.
The rules were the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the plane of the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic, telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles etc). One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King. What did he do?
Asked the princess to touch his hand.