The main characters are the princess and the commoner, which is her lover. The story takes place in very olden times and in the amphitheater.
A barbarian king would punish a person by allowing them choosing between two doors, one of the doors has a fierce tiger, the other a young lady.
A king uses poetic justice to know if a person is innocent or guilty.The accused has to choose between two doors.Behind one door is a ferocious tiger, behind the other one is a beautiful lady whom the accused is married immediately.The princess lover had to choose between two of the doors.The princess knew what was behind each door, she knew which door the lady stood behind, but she knew who the lady was and she didn’t like her
Her lover looks at her and he has a face of anxiety and he wants to know which is behind what door. The princess smoothly motions him to door on the right.
He went to the door on the right and opened it.He started walking to the door the princess had chose .All the people that were on the arena had their eyes on him, every eye was fixed immovably upon him.The commoner had to be able to trust the princess with her decision.
When he opens the door to the right that’s where the author stops and is up to the reader to decide what was behind the door, the lady, or the tiger?