A young man falls in love with a princess, which is fine, until the king finds out. As a result, he is banished to chose between a door containing and tiger or a forced bride in front of the entire kingdom.
Two doors! Behind one lies a fair mestress, and behind the other lies a vicous beast! Make your choice!
Desperate for his own survival, the young man signals to ask the princess if she knows which door the bride resides in.
Which door, m'lady?
The princess had taken the time to bribe one of the king's minions into revealing which door held which item, so she motioned to the door to the right.
The door on the right, my love
Relieved at the thought of escaping a near death experience, the young man walked towards the door, forever thankful that his love had saved him. He took a deep breath, and opened the door...
Thank you, my dear. I will be forever greatful to you...
...to be met with the jaws of the ferocious tiger! The princess had become so overcome with a feeling of jealousy for the other woman that she'd killed him! She and the audience screamed as they watched her former lover get ripped apart by the tiger,
Fate has chosen the tiger! May he rest in peace!
The princess was forever scarred by what she'd witnessed, and after she became the queen of the kingdom after many years, she immediately abolished the punishment. She had other lovers at times, but her fervid jealousy often ended relationships soon after they started. She'd spent the rest of her life ruling over the kingdom, never having any children, silently reflecting her past. The one question that followed her throughout the rest of her life was: Should it have been the lady? Or should it have been the tiger?