Sunday, March 29, 2015

32:120 The Lady or the Tiger? Frank R. Stockton

The King has a simple process for dealing with criminals.  He leaves their guilt or innocence up to fate.  They enter an arena and are given a choice between two doors, behind one is a beautiful women or man to immediately marry the accused and behind the other a very hungry tiger who will immediately devour them.  Now a young man faces the choice for having been the lover of the Princess.  Which door will he open?

An interesting short story that has a lot of psychological stuff going on with this one but nothing bigger than the ending where it is all put on the line.  Find someone who has read it and discuss.

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