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The Lady, or the Tiger?

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Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,415 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.4
LoC Category: PS
Series: Queen's Quorum
Audiobook: www.radiotail.com
Downloads: 1,607
mnybks.net#: 6689
Origin: gutenberg.org
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enough of barbarism in it to make it exceedingly warm and strong. This love affair moved on happily for many months, until one day the king happened to discover its existence. He did not hesitate nor waver in regard to his duty in the premises. The youth was immediately cast into prison, and a day was appointed for his trial in the king's arena. This, of course, was an especially important occasion, and his majesty, as well as all the people, was greatly interested in the workings and development of this trial. Never before had such a case occurred; never before had a subject dared to love the daughter of the king. In after years such things became commonplace enough, but then they were in no slight degree novel and startling.

The tiger-cages of the kingdom were searched for the most savage and relentless beasts, from which the fiercest monster might be selected for the arena; and the ranks of maiden youth and beauty throughout the land were carefully surveyed by competent judges in order that the youn

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