Bedtime Stories: The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton

21:57 Bedtime Stories Feb 23, 2022 2 comments 583 237

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For this edition of Bedtime Stories (this one also appeared on my earlier podcast Chill), I've chosen "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton, a clever little short story which asks what is, to my mind, a question to which the answer is fairly obvious.

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  • MadWithLust on 2022-03-07 13:44:24 (UTC)

    You pick the most interesting, thought-provoking bedtime stories! The story usually keeps me awake and enthralled, but this time, you turned on your bedtime story voice that was extra enchanting and "bedtimey". I was drifting in and out during the middle of the story.

    But I managed to piece together most of the think the answer is obvious??? I still am waffling back and forth! I think the best answer is to pick the lady, so that at least he can live and then maybe they can run off to another kingdom. But I can't help but wonder: if she picks the tiger, maybe he can Gladiator* his way is a "semi-barbaric" kingdom! And it's super melodramatic romantic Romeo-and-Juliet style points! :P

    *CGI Tiger (no animals harmed)

    • A Eve on 2022-03-15 22:56:26 (UTC)

      haha I'm glad no animals were CGI harmed :P

      And of course the answer is obvious to me. If you love someone...