In ancient times, a king uses poetic justice to decided if a person is innocent or guilty. They are presented with two doors behind one is a tiger behind the other is a maiden to which the person is married
The daughter of the king falls in love with a handsome young commoner. The king discovers this and the youth is sentenced to choose his fate.
The king chooses the worst beast in all the kingdom and the fairest maiden. The princess knows the maiden and has jealousy regarding to her lover. Through bribery, the princess learns which door contains the lady and which contains the tiger.
The day arrives, and the handsome youth is in the arena. He looks to the princess and she motions right.
The man goes to the door.
The author leaves the reader not knowing what was behind the door. he asks the reader to consider the princess and her attributes, and to decide for ourselves.