The Lady, or the Tiger?

The Lady, or the Tiger?

Called the most famous riddle mystery of all time, this very short story poses a dilemma. A man is sentenced to an unusual punishment for having a romance with a king's beloved daughter. Taken to the public arena, he is faced with two doors, behind one of which is a hungry tiger that will devour him. Behind the other is a beautiful lady-in-waiting, whom he will have to marry if he finds her. While the crowd waits anxiously for his decision, he sees the princess among… (more)


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Language: English

Published in: 1882

Word count: 2,728 words (≈ 11 minutes)

Source: Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/396

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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