What are the main events in "The Lady or the Tiger?" Summarize the story.

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In a fictional kingdom in a past time period (probably the middle ages or earlier), a king has an arena built for criminals. Being only half-barbarian, the king allows criminals sentenced to the arena two doors to pick from: behind one is a beautiful maiden the criminal must marry and behind the other is a ferocious tiger. Essentially, they have to pick between marriage and death. The king views this as rather progressive.

The king's daughter takes a commoner as her lover, which is illegal, so the king sentences the commoner to the arena. The commoner...

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