The princess and the pea. Short stories for children
Once upon a time there was a prince who was not happy, because he could not find a princess to marry. However, in the depths of his heart he sensed that somewhere, sooner or later, he would find her. I would never stop looking for it. For a year he sailed the seas of the world in search of his perfe
Once upon a time there was a prince who was not happy, because he could not find a princess to marry. However, in the depths of his heart he sensed that somewhere, sooner or later, he would find her. I would never stop looking for it.
For a year he sailed the seas of the world in search of his perfect girlfriend. He visited palaces in Persia and Peru, castles in China and Spain. But he did not find his princess. When he returned to his country autumn was already giving way to a cold and gray winter.
Short story of the princess and the pea
One night, shortly after his return, there was a terrible storm. The prince had gone to sleep, while the king and queen read on the ground floor. The old king felt a chill and pulled his chair closer to the fire.
-I'm glad to be here well wrapped up. I would feel very much that some of my subjects were in the street with this time.
I had not finished saying this when there was a knock on the door, and then a louder one. The king hurried towards the entrance. He removed all the bolts and opened. A gust of wind filled the lobby with sleet, while a flash of lightning illuminated the room.
-Brrr! said the king, trembling with cold. OMG! Who are you? Oh, poor girl!
There, at the door, in the middle of the storm, was a beautiful young woman. Her dress was soaked and her shoes covered with mud. Her long golden hair dripped water onto her shoulders. "I am a princess," the stranger replied. "Yes, yes, little one, of course you are," the king smiled. Well, but you better get in; Although I have never seen a princess arrive without a big carriage. "Not me," the queen thought. 'I'll find out soon if she's "a real princess or not."
So, while the girl was warming herself by the fire enjoying a good dinner, the queen and her maids went to work in the bedrooms, first removing all the clothes from the bed in one of the guest rooms. queen placed a dry pea under the mattress
They emptied all the palace cabinets until they gathered another twenty mattresses, and one on top of the other placed them on top of the pea
There were mattresses of all the colors of the rainbow, of all shapes and sizes and any of them was thick enough so that a normal person could sleep on it in absolute comfort.You can imagine what a strange sight.â € â € œI have prepared a bed for you, â € he said to the lovely young woman. â € œIâ € ™ m sure you will have a good time. The girl went up to the room, put on a nightgown and had to use a ladder to climb to her bed, the storm stopped during the night, the next morning, when the beautiful guest came down to breakfast, the queen smiled to herself. "How has my dear princess slept?" She asked as the young woman sat at the table. "I'm sorry to tell you that I have not slept well," the stranger answered. "I seem to be impolite, but even with all those mattresses I felt very uncomfortable. "It's impossible," said the king. "We gave you the best bed in the whole palace!"
-Well, I felt like I was lying on a pebble. And this morning I woke up all bruised -
Then you're a real princess!
he exclaimed. Only a person with real blood can have such delicate and sensitive skin. Only an authentic princess can feel the discomfort of a pea, placed under twenty-one mattresses. That was also what the prince thought. When he went down to breakfast, he barely looked at the beautiful young woman immediately knew that she was the wife he had dreamed of. No need presentation. He did not need pea or mattresses as proof. His heart had told him from the first moment that he had found his princess.