The Princess and the Pea – English story of the month May

The Princess and the Pea

The princess and the pea

by Hans Christian Andersen

Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world to find one, but he couldn’t findĀ  what he wanted anywhere. There were princesses enough, 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 he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have found a real princess.