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by Frank Richard Stockton
The Lady or The Tiger
  • Fiction
  • 1996
  • Autor: Frank Richard Stockton
A "semi-barbaric" king rules a land sometime in the past. Some of the king's ideas are progressive, but others cause people to suffer. One of the king's innovations is the use of a public trial by ordeal as "an agent of poetic justice", with guilt or innocence decided by the result of chance. A person accused of a crime is brought into a public arena and must choose one of two doors. Behind one door is a lady whom the king has deemed an appropriate match for the accused; behind the other is a fierce, hungry tiger. Both doors are heavily soundproofed to prevent the accused from hearing what is...
Number of pages: ~ 25 pages
Amazon Rating ~ 4.7/5