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The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank Stockton ~ English Story In Urdu & Hindi

The Lady, or the Tiger? by Frank Stockton

Many, many years ago there was a king in a far country. He was famous, he was strong and he was very clever. But in his country, he had many wrongdoers.(gunnah ya zulm karney waley) The King was unhappy about this, but how can you stop people from doing wrong? It is not easy. He thought about this difficult question for a long time but he could not find the answer.

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Suddenly, one day, he had a good idea. He spoke to his people and told them to build a big stadium in the centre of the city. ‘It must be very big and very beautiful,’ he told them. So the people worked hard for many months.

 

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One day, the building was finished. The stadium was ready. Inside it, there were places for five thousand people. Everyone was very excited about this beautiful new building. Some wanted to watch games in the stadium. Others wanted to have dancing and singing. But what did the King want? No one knew.

 

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The day of the opening(Iftitah) came. Everyone ran to the stadium to get a place inside. The people got more excited when the King arrived. They were all quiet, waiting. First, he took his place. Then, he stood up and spoke.My people, my friends,’ he said. ‘Firstly I want to thank all the workers for their good work.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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English Story In Urdu ! Hindi

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We now have a beautiful stadium and it is very well built. Secondly, I know that many of you want to see games and dancing here. But this stadium is going to be different. It is not going to be a place for having a good time. It is going to be a place for wrongdoers. If one of you does something wrong, we are going to bring him to this place. Then he must stand in the middle of this stadium in front of us all.

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‘Now, do you all see those two doors, coloured blue, at the far end of the stadium? They look the same, perhaps. But they are not. Behind one door, I am going to put a dangerous animal, a tiger. Behind the other door, there is going to be a beautiful lady. The wrongdoer must choose one of these doors. If he opens the wrong door, he finds the tiger. It jumps out and kills him.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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If he opens the other door, he finds the beautiful young woman. She is to be his wife. They must marry immediately, right here in the stadium before our eyes. After that, they can live happily with us as husband and wife. So each wrongdoer must choose very carefully. Before he chooses, he – and we – cannot know if he is going to live or die.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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English Story In Urdu ! Hindi

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As soon as he opens one of those two doors, we all know immediately. That is my idea. So tell me, my friends, is it a good idea or is it not?’ ‘It is good, O King, it is very good,’ the people answered. But they were quiet. They were afraid. ‘Thank you, ‘ said the King. ‘Now go home. Come to the stadium again at the same time next week. Then you can watch the first wrongdoer make his choice.

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Every week from now on, a different man is going to choose: to live, if he is lucky, or to die if he is not.’ From that day, the people came every week to the stadium to watch a different wrongdoer. Sometimes, he opened the right blue door and the beautiful lady came out. Then there was singing and dancing. Everyone threw flowers down to the lucky people and went home happily.

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But at other times, the wrongdoer opened the wrong door. Immediately a big tiger ran out into the stadium and jumped on the unlucky man. In a few minutes, the tiger killed him in front of all the watching people. When he lay dead in the centre of the stadium, the people went home sadly. They took their flowers with them.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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It is interesting that in a short time the number of wrongdoers in the country got much smaller. No one wanted to stand in the middle of the stadium and make that difficult choice. Now, there is another important person in this story. The King had only one child, a daughter. She was very beautiful. She had green eyes and long red hair

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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and she moved as quickly as a cat. She too was strong and clever – as strong and clever as her father. She did not smile often. But when she smiled, people were happy. When she was angry, everyone was afraid. They knew that at those times she was a very dangerous young woman. Her picture was in every home.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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Men, women and children followed her when she went walking in the streets of the city. They waited to see her famous smile and sometimes they were lucky. One day, she was out walking in a city park when she saw a young man. He was a gardener and the park was where he worked. He was very good-looking. He was tall and strong. He had dark blue-black hair and a dark moustache.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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When he laughed, you could see his beautiful white teeth. The King’s daughter stopped and looked at him closely. She thought that he was the most beautiful man in the world. She began to talk with him and liked him more and more. The young man could not understand. Why did the King’s daughter want to talk to him? He was not important. He was only the King’s gardener.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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But he could not take his eyes off her. As soon as he looked into her big green eyes and saw her smile, he was in love. But he knew that this love was very dangerous. He was not a rich man, not from a rich family. He could never marry the daughter of the King. But the two young lovers knew that they must meet again. They started to meet every day, at times when no one could see them

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Every day, their love was stronger and stronger. They were very happy. Then one day the King found them together, there in the city gardens. His daughter was in the young man’s arms. The King was very, very angry. He called his men. Immediately, they took the young man away and shut him in a dark, dirty room. They gave him only bread and water to eat.

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Now the King’s daughter could not see her lover any more. The young man lay in the dark. He knew that he was a wrongdoer and in much danger from the King. Now, we know that the King’s daughter was a strong young woman and that she was very clever. When her father’s men took her lover away, she too saw the danger immediately.She knew very well what was going to happen next. So,

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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early in the morning, she went to the stadium. No one saw her go. She spoke to the workers there and gave them some money. ‘Which room is the tiger in?’ she asked. They told her. ‘And which girl is going to be behind the other door?’ The workers did not want to answer. They were afraid. ‘I must know,’ said the King’s daughter. ‘Who is she?’ ‘She is the daughter of your father’s driver’, the workers answered

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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The King’s daughter knew her well: a young and beautiful girl with rich brown hair. But the King’s daughter did not like her. She began to think hard. ‘If my lover chooses the wrong door, he dies. But if he chooses the right door, he marries this cheap little thing, this driver’s child. And I lose him – to her! So I too must choose…’

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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That afternoon, the King called all his people back to the stadium again. His men brought the young man from the dark room. There he stood, in the middle of the stadium, tired, hungry and afraid. The King sat in his place above the people and his daughter sat next to him. She did not move. Her face showed nothing.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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Then the King stood and spoke to his people. ‘You all know this gardener, my friends. And you know why he is here. He was the lover of my daughter. For many weeks, I did not know that; but I know it now. What happens to a wrongdoer in our country? That too we know. He must choose: the lady or the tiger. If he opens the right door, he must marry the lady. So now choose, young man.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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Choose very carefully if you want to live and not die.The young man stood quietly and listened to the King’s words. But his eyes were not on the King. They were on the face of the King’s daughter. She had no smile for him today. But he looked at her eyes. Her eyes told him something. She looked down quickly at her hand. Then she looked up again. He saw her smallest finger move a little to the left.

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And immediately he knew: the door to open was the door on the left! He turned and walked very slowly to the left-hand door. All the people watched him, without a sound. He put out his hand and opened the door…But here the story ends. Remember that the King’s daughter was a clever young woman. She was in love but she was angry too.

The Lady, or the Tiger?
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English Story In Urdu ! Hindi

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Did she want her lover to meet the tiger – a fight that he must lose? Did she want him to die?Or did she want him to live and have another beautiful woman for his wife? To give him this other woman, in place of her? We do not know what ideas were at work inside her beautiful head.Tell me, what do you think? Which did she choose? What was behind that door: the lady or the tiger? The END

The Lady, or the Tiger? (Old version)
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Long ago, in the very olden time, there lived a powerful king. Some of his ideas were progressive.(Taraqqi Yafta) But others caused people to suffer.(Aziyat Jhelna/takeef) One of the king’s ideas was a public arena as an agent of poetic justice.(insaaf karna/jo dosro ka saath bura karey usey saza di jaye) Crime (jurm)was punished,

or innocence( be gunnahi) was decided, by the result of chance.(qismat) When a person was accused of a crime, his future would be judged in the public arena.All the people would gather in this building. The king sat high up on his ceremonial chair. He gave a sign. A door under him opened. The accused person stepped out into the arena.

Directly opposite the king were two doors.They were side by side, exactly alike. The person on trial(azmaish) had to walk directly to these doors and open one of them. He could open whichever door he pleased.If the accused man opened one door, out came a hungry tiger, the fiercest(shakts /taiz/khaternak) in the land. The tiger immediately jumped on him and tore him to pieces as punishment for his guilt. (kasoor)The case of the suspect was thus (es tarha)decided.Iron bells rang sadly. Great cries went up from the paid mourners.(udass hona marney waley k liye) And the people, with heads hanging low ( sar latkey hue ho gai) and sad hearts, slowly made their way home.

They mourned greatly that one so young and fair, or so old and respected, should have died this way.But, if the accused opened the other door, there came forth from it a woman, chosen especially for the person. To this lady he was immediately married, in honor of his innocence.It was not a problem that he might already have a wife and family,

or that he might have chosen to marry another woman. The king permitted nothing to interfere with his great method of punishment and reward.
Another door opened under the king, and a clergyman,(Paadri) singers, dancers and musicians joined the man and the lady. The marriage ceremony was quickly completed.

Then the bells made cheerful noises. The people shouted happily. And the innocent man led the new wife to his home, following children who threw flowers on their path.This was the king’s method of carrying out justice. Its fairness appeared perfect. The accused person could not know which door was hiding the lady.

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He opened either as he pleased, without having knowing whether, in the next minute, he was to be killed or married.Sometimes the fierce animal came out of one door. Sometimes it came out of the other. This method was a popular one. When the people gathered together on one of the great trial days, they never knew whether they would see a bloody killing or a happy ending.

So everyone was always interested. And the thinking part of the community would bring no charge of unfairness against this plan. Did not the accused person have the whole matter in his own hands?
The king had a beautiful daughter who was like him in many ways. He loved her above all humanity.

The princess secretly loved a young man who was the best-looking and bravest in the land. But he was a commoner, not part of an important family.One day, the king discovered the relationship between his daughter and the young man. The man was immediately put in prison. A day was set for his trial in the king’s public arena

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This, of course, was an especially important event. Never before had a common subject been brave enough to love the daughter of the king.The king knew that the young man would be punished, even if he opened the right door. And the king would take pleasure in watching the series of events, which would judge whether or not the man had done wrong in loving the princess.

The day of the trial arrived. From far and near the people gathered in the arena and outside its walls. The king and his advisers were in their places, opposite the two doors. All was ready. The sign was given. The door under the king opened and the lover of the princess entered the arena.Tall, beautiful and fair, his appearance was met with a sound of approval and tension

The day of the trial arrived. From far and near the people gathered in the arena and outside its walls. The king and his advisers were in their places, opposite the two doors. All was ready. The sign was given. The door under the king opened and the lover of the princess entered the arena.Tall, beautiful and fair, his appearance was met with a sound of approval and tension

Half the people had not known so perfect a young man lived among them. No wonder the princess loved him! What a terrible thing for him to be there! As the young man entered the public arena, he turned to bend to the king. But he did not at all think of the great ruler. The young man’s eyes instead were fixed on the princess, who sat to the right of her father.

From the day it was decided that the sentence of her lover should be decided in the arena, she had thought of nothing but this event.The princess had more power, influence and force of character than anyone who had ever before been interested in such a case. She had done what no other person had done.She had possessed herself of the secret of the doors

She knew behind which door stood the tiger, and behind which waited the lady. Gold, and the power of a woman’s will, had brought the secret to the princess. She also knew who the lady was. The lady was one of the loveliest(dil kash) in the kingdom. Now and then the princess had seen her looking at and talking to the young man.

The princess hated the woman behind that silent door. She hated her with all the intensity (shiddat) of the blood passed to her through long lines of cruel ancestors.(Abao Ajdad) Her lover turned to look at the princess. His eye met hers as she sat there, paler (Zard) and whiter(safaid) than anyone in the large ocean of tense faces around her

He saw that she knew behind which door waited the tiger, and behind which stood the lady. He had expected her to know it. The only hope for the young man was based on the success of the princess in discovering this mystery. When he looked at her, he saw that she had been successful, as he knew she would succeed

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Then his quick and tense look asked the question: “Which?” It was as clear to her as if he shouted it from where he stood. There was not time to be lost. The princess raised her hand, and made a short, quick movement toward the right. No one but her lover saw it. Every eye but his was fixed on the man in the arena

He turned, and with a firm and quick step he walked across the empty space. Every heart stopped beating. Every breath was held. Every eye was fixed upon that man. He went to the door on the right and opened it.
Now, the point of the story is this: Did the tiger come out of that door, or did the lady? The END

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