Wednesday, July 26, 2006

173. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA - Helen Bevington

The Princess slept uneasily
Upon a small offending pea

And twenty mattresses that were
Between the vegetable and her.

Her royal person, rather plump,
was agitated by a lump

That we, more hardy, would have said
Was never bothersome in bed.

Some people mind, and she was one.
The simple moral is, my son,

Avoid a Princess, shun a palace,
And pick a wife more lean and callous.

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