How does the princess indicate the door of her choice?

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Francis Richard Stockton's cryptic fable "The Lady or the Tiger?" tells of the simple but fiendishly random system of justice devised by the ruler of a barbaric principality. As punishment for any crime of sufficient weight, the guilty party must choose to open only one of two doors before a crowd in a public arena. Behind one door is a ravenous tiger which will eagerly devour him, and behind the...

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