The Lady, or the Tiger? Questions and Answers
by Francis Richard Stockton

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Based on the clues given in the story, does the princess send the young man to the lady or to the tiger in "The Lady or the Tiger?"  

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Based on the clues, it is likely that the princess sent her lover to his death.

Stockton tells us that this story is a sort of personality test.  However, it seems that there is plenty of evidence that the princess has her lover killed. Stockton spends a lot of time telling us about her nature. He tells us that the semi-barbaric king has a semi-barbaric daughter.

This semi-barbaric king had a daughter as blooming as his most florid fancies, and with a soul as fervent and imperious as his own. As is usual in such cases, she was...

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