Amber’s afternoon class took part in a project where each student wrote and illustrated a short story. We were really impressed with the results and are proud to share them here. Well done, everyone!
Once upon a time, there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess but she would have to be a real princess. The prince travelled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were enough princesses but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones, so the prince came home again sad.
One evening, a terrible storm came on. There was thunder and lightning, and rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the gate, and the old king went to open it. It was a princess standing out there, in front of the gate.
“Good gracious – what a terrible sight!” the King said. The water ran down from her hair and clothes. It ran down into her toes and shoes and out at the heels. And yet she said she was a real princess.
“We’ll soon find that out,” thought the old Queen. But she said nothing. Instead, she went into the bedroom. Took off all the bedding and laid a pea on the bottom. Then she took twenty mattresses and laid them onto of the pea.
In the morning she was asked how she had slept.
“Oh, very badly.” The Princess said. “I scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard. It’s horrible.”
Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses. Nobody, but only a real princess could be as sensitive as that. So the prince took her for his wife. For that he knew that he had a real princess.
And the pea was put in a museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.
The end 🙂