The Princess and the Pea

The Princess and the Pea story gives us two messages; the first one is that the first look can sometimes be deceiving and far away from the truth, like a true princess with a very bad look in the rain, and the second one is that we must make our tests and question the truth.

The Princess and the Pea 

once upon a time, there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess, but she would

have to be a real princess; he traveled all over the world to find one but nowhere

could he get what he wanted? There are enough princesses, but it was difficult to find

out whether they were real ones, there was always something about them that was

not as it should be, so I came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very

much to have a real princess; one evening, a terrible storm came on there was thunder

The Princess and the Pea

and lightning and the rain poured down in torrents; suddenly, a knocking was heard

at the city gate, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there

in the front of the gate, but good gracious, what a sight the rain in the wind had made

her look the water round down from her hair and clothes it ran down into the toes

of her shoes and out again at the heels, and yet she said that she was a real princess

“Well, we’ll soon find that out,” thought the old Queen but she said nothing went into

the bedroom took all the bedding off the bedstead and laid a pea on the bottom

then she took 20 mattresses and laid them on the pea and then 20 Eiderdown beds

on the top of the mattresses on this, the princess had to lie all night in the morning

she was asked how she had slept, oh very badly, and said she I have scarcely closed

my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying

on something hard so that I am black and blue all over my body. It’s horrible now

they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through

the twenty mattresses and the twenty eiderdown beds, 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 into the museum where it may still

be seen if no one has stolen it there that is a true story.

The End