I shall create a justice system with a punishment for those who are guilty, and a reward for those who are truly innocent.
But I love him father!
I forbid it!
I love her too, your majesty!
Which one should I choose? The tiger, or the lady? Aha! I'll ask the princess!
There once was a semi-barbaric king, who was very brutal, and believed in harsh punishment. One day, he got the idea to build an arena where people who were accused of crimes were either punished or rewarded for their actions. The catch? The decision was up to them.
Oh, how many nightmares I've had.
Which one dear?
The semi-barbaric king also had a daughter, and she had fallen in love with a boy. The king did not know about their relationship, and considering that he was not a very fair king, he decided to punish the boy instantly by putting him in the notorious arena, where you decided your fate.
I shall open this door. I know I can trust the princess.
Everyone gathered at the arena to watch the boy make his decision. In the first door, there was a tiger who was so fierce it would tear him apart. In the second, there was a beautiful lady who he would have to marry. He had to decide which door to open, but first, he asked for advice from the princess.
The princess knew which door contained the gorgeous lady and the powerful tiger. The boy made a quick gesture at the princess so he would know which door to pick, and the princess was left with a choice. Should she guide him toward the man-eating tiger, or toward the lady who he would marry instead of the princess herself?
I don't know! Should I let him get eaten by a ferocious tiger, or marry a beautiful lady and forget about me?
Finally, the princess made her decision. She stuck her hand up quickly and pointed to the right without anyone noticing. She had thought about this for many nights, and she had lifted her right hand without hesitation. The prince walked over to the door on his right, and opened it.
The princess had had so many bad dreams about the boy getting eaten by the tiger, but she had just as many about the beautiful lady stealing him from her. The semi-barbaric king's daughter knew who was behind each door. Although in the end, we'll never know if she pointed to the lady, or the tiger.