• Only one.
• 1 duh that is obvious
• Just you, so only 1.
• Only one person is going TO St Ives. If he met the others, they were going AWAY from St Ives. This is older than dirt!
• Just me.
• Well I am the only one I know going to St Ives, who the heck are these other people? and where are they going? And why do the women have cats in sacks? thats cruel!
• Well, there is insufficient information to properly answer that; the only person we can be sure is going to St. Ives is yourself, as it is stated at the beginning. It is possible that the man you met is also going in the same direction, it is also possible that although he has seven wives with sacks of cats, these wives are not currently present or are heading in a different direction. It is also possible that although the cats each have seven kittens, that these kittens are not currently present. It is also possible that you are one of the man's wives. We are only 'sure' that one person (yourself) is going to St. Ives, but it is possible (if we had more information) that either 9 humans are going there, or 2403 things are going there (7x7x7x7 + 2, or 7x7x7x7 + 1 for 2402 if you are one of the man's wives). Basically we cannot answer the question with such limited, vague information.
• 1 the man
• Only one...you
• Just you, darlin'!
• Only "I" was... This, of course, assumes that you "met" the man as he was COMING from St Ives... If he was also going, then there would be a LOT more going!
• I want to thank you first 4 who answered. I was conducting an experiment. It is said that 3 out of 4 people get this right away and that is exactly what you have proven. Thank you. max points for all for participation
• Only you.
• just you.
• one
• one
• Only you duh
• Just one, you. When I was a kid, I always had an image in my head as to how this 'St. Ives' place looked. It had lots of leafy green maple trees lined up on the main road, and the skies were slightly overcast. +5
• 1, yourself. You never said where the people, cats, sacks, and Kits were going. Just that you met them.
• Why it is one!