Frank Stockton was having a little fun with his readers when he wrote, The Lady or the Tiger. He wanted his readers to be puzzled as to who was behind the door that the young man opened. Was it the tiger or was it a lovely woman that the prisoner would marry at once? According to the story, the princess, sitting beside the king, knew who was behind each door, but she detested the woman. Nevertheless, she indicated to the commoner which door he should open.
|The Lady And The Tiger by Mario V. Farina|