An American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century.
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a semi-barbaric king and his daughter. The king had an arena built for judgement. It is similar to the witch trial "Swimming Test". The arena had two doors in which the offender must choose from. Behind one door is a beautiful woman whom you have to marry, and the other door hides a tenacious tiger ready to devour you.
The princess had a secret lover. A handsome young man, but he was a commoner. When the semi-barbaric king found out, he was enraged and sends the young man to the arena to be judged.
Now, the young man has to choose between the two doors which decides his fate.
Before judgement day, the princess discovered what was placed behind the door. She also discovered that the woman who was behind the door was someone she hated. On the Judgement day, the Princess chose the door for the young man.
But the question is, did the young man follow the Princess or did he decide on his own fate? Was it the Lady, or the Tiger?