Long ago there lived a very powerful and wealthy semi-barbaric king.
The king had many mad ideas which included placing an accused person on trial for their crime to be judged in a public arena.
It wasn't like any normal trial though, the criminal would need to choose between two doors, and open one of them.
One of the doors had a hungry animal waiting to devour its next victim. While on the other door was a lady chosen for the person, which they'll have to immediately marry without a choice.
Then one day, the beautiful daughter of the king had a lover who she kept secretly because she knew her father would throw him in prison, since he wasn't part of an important family.
So, then the day, the king found out about their affair,and he declared a trial for the young man. When his appearance in the arena was met, half of the people were stunned that such a perfect young man lived among them.