Once upon a time, there was…
The Pea and the Princess adapted from its original version.
Once upon a time there was…a Prince but he wanted a Princess.
He travelled around the world but there was always something wrong.
-“There must be a real Princess for me somewhere!” he thought.
There was always something wrong and Our Prince could not find one.
One day, there was a terrible storm with thunder and lightening.
In the middle of the storm, something happened and a Princess appeared but the Old King did not believe the Princess nor did the Prince. They thought she was not a Princess because of her appearance.
The Princess stood outside and she was in a terrible state because of the rain on her clothes and her hair and her face…
-“We shall see if you are a real Princess!” (On va voir si vous êtes une vraie Princesse!”)
She put 20 mattresses and twenty feather-beds. And she put a pea under the mattress or mattresses.
-“How did you sleep last night?”
-“I slept terribly bad!”... she said. “I hardly closed my eyes and my body is all black and blue.”
So the Prince was sure she was a real Princess.
The pea was placed in a museum!
Everybody can see it now!
My conclusion about Andersen’s tale?
Once upon a time=
to travel around the world=