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

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Why did the king think the princess' lover would be 'disposed of' whichever door he opened?

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In "The Lady or the Tiger?" the king finds out that his beloved daughter is having an affair with a man who is only a commoner. The king has the young lover thrown in prison and has preparations made to subject him to a trial in which the youth must enter an arena and choose between two doors. Behind one is a ferocious and hungry tiger. Behind the other is a beautiful maiden who will become the young man's wife. The king doesn't care which door the young lover chooses because he will either be...

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