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Sunday, 10 May 2009

The Princess On The Pea -A Fable Read By Me

Well, you know just that I read sometimes old good fables. Not so much time ago we read the fable About Ugly Duckling. Today I want to tell you the fable about the princess that slept on the pea. The author is Hans Christian Andersen, as you know.

So, Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a beautiful baby daughter.

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The bad fairy said: you will injure yourself with a spindle and die! A good fairy quickly chanted a magic spell to change the curse. When she hurt herself, the girl would fall into a very deep sleep instead of dying. (from Sleeping Beauty)

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Many years later the sleeping princess woke up and wanted to find her prince, and made many many km-s at feet till she found a castle where lived a prince with his mother.

The old queen did not want to believe she is a real princess.

“Well, we’ll soon find that out,” thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.On this the princess had to lie all night.

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In the morning she was asked how she had slept.

“Oh, very badly!” said she. “I have scarcely closed my eyes all night.

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Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that.


So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it. (from The Princess And The Pea)

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