The Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

Story finder - Curly

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Pea Under Mattresses

Everyone comes to the Museum to see me in my glass case. I am not just a pea. I am the Pea—the Pea that was felt under twenty mattresses (and twenty eiderdowns.) Moreover, I am not just the Pea, I am the evidence of the authenticity of the princess. I am, in every way, the P that stands for princess.

Pea Under Mattresses in How to Tell a True Princess, Yellow Fairy Book. Illustration by Edmund Dulac.

Pea Under Mattresses