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    He was given no direction or no influence

    This might be a cruel story. So what do you think this "no influence" mean? Is it just anything? Like the hint of the spectators or something?

    6p)Once upon a time there lived a king who had some strange ideas about how to rule his kingdom.
    One of his plans was to build a stadium for the entertainment of his people. Instead of sporting events, though, he presented criminal trials. People would come to see the guilty (A)_punished_ and the innocent (B)__rewarded__. The person on trial was required to open one of the two doors. He could open either door. He was given no direction or no influence, other than that of a fair chance. Behind one of the doors was a fierce tiger. If he opened that door, the tiger would spring upon him and tear him to pieces as punishment for his crime.
    Last edited by keannu; 19-Apr-2013 at 04:30.

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    #2

    Re: He was given no direction or no influence

    It's a badly-chosen word. As you thought, 'hint' would be better.

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