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The Princess and the Pea

 Author: Hans Christian Andersen  Category: Fairy tale  Publisher: North-South  Published: September 1, 1985  Language: English  File Size: 9.3 MB  Tags: Children's literatureClassicsFairy TalesFantasyFictionHumorshort stories |  Download PDF


The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen, explores the theme to judge people based on their appearance.


A story of a prince who insists on marrying a real princess. When a woman comes to his door maintaining that she is a real princess, the prince’s mother tests her by burying a pea under a huge stack of mattresses and then ordering the woman to sleep on the mattresses.

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