Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl who had a lot of lovers. Every guy wanted to marry her, be with her. Given a lot of options, she had reduced the candidates from 128 to 2. Yet it was impossible to make up her mind anymore; both of the candidates were almost equal. Thus, she decided to play the "patience game". She summoned both of her lovers and told them to ride to the Garden Way at midnight for there was a quest waiting for them.
At midnight in the Garden Way, there was quite a crowd. Everybody had heard about the quest for this beautiful lady and came down to watch it. Without any delay, she told what the quest was:
Tonight, both of you will start a quest for patience to prove your love to me. Whoever comes out as the winner - I will be yours, forever. Tonight, you will race for me. But this race requires your utmost patience. To win this race, your horse must be the last one to pass the finish line. Good luck and may the gods help you.
There was a sudden shock in the audience. Everybody was surprised. Both of the riders didn't even pinch. They waited for the other to retreat. It didn't happen.
After a full month, both lovers were still waiting. They were far from giving up. At midnight, there came a wise man of the town. He approached the lovers and gave them some advice. Following his advice they both started galloping rapidly, racing to the finish line as fast as they can.
What did this wise man say?
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