How does the princess indicate the door of her choice?
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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