Princess and the Pea - Fairy Tale



The Princess and the Pea

There was once a prince, and he wanted a princess, but then she must be a real Princess.

He travelled right around the world to find one, but there was always something wrong.

There were plenty of princesses, but whether they were real princesses he had great difficulty in discovering; there was always something that was not quite right about them.

So, at last, he had come home again, and he was very sad because he wanted a real princess so badly.

One evening there was a terrible storm; it thundered and lightened and the rain poured down in torrents; indeed it was a fearful night.

In the middle of the storm somebody knocked at the town gate, and the old King himself sent to open it.

It was a princess who stood outside, but she was in a terrible state from the rain and the storm.

The water streamed out of her hair and her clothes; it ran in at the top of her shoes and out at the heel, but she said that she was a real princess.

"Well, we shall soon see if that is true, " thought the old Queen, but she said nothing.