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How does the incident with the wooden tiger and its consequences, contribute to the overarching theme of fate and retribution, in The Tiger King?

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Symbolises the inescapable nature of destiny and the repercussions of the Maharaja's actions  

Fate catches up with him, through a harmless gift for his son

The symbolic revenge of the "hundredth tiger" serves as a moving reminder that -- one cannot elude destiny --even seemingly trivial choices may have profound consequences

Highlights the story's theme of destiny's inevitability and the irony of the Tiger King's ultimate fate

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