The Princess and the Pea

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A prince who was searching forthe perfect wife wanted to marry a beautiful princess of good upbringing. One night, there was a storm. There was a knock on the door and the queen found a girl standing outside. She was wet and shivering. She said, “I am a princess but I got caught in this storm. Please may I stay here tonight?” The queen wanted to test if she really was a princess or not. So, while the servants made the bed, the queen placed a tiny pea on it and added many layers of mattresses and quilts on top. The princess slept on this bed.

The next day, the queen asked if she had slept well. She replied, “The bed was soft, but I could not sleep. I don’t know what there was on it but my back has turned all blue!” Seeing how delicate she was, the queen realised that she was indeed a real princess of delicate upbringing. The prince was very pleased and married the princess and they lived happily ever after.

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