Prince And Pauper

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Prince And Pauper

On an autumn day in the ancient city of London, in the second quarter of
sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name Canty. On the
same day another English baby was born of a rich family of the name of Tudor.

There was talk in England about the new baby, Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales, who
lapped in silk and satin. While on the other hand Tom Canty, who lapped in his
poor rags, was seen as trouble. For fifteen years, Tom Canty lived in place
where it is narrow and dirty, which is not far from London Bridge. He lived with
his two sisters, Bet and Nan, with his father and grandmother and his mother who
is a beggar. They get their income by begging and stealing things that can be
reused. Tom spends his time listening to father Andrew's old tales, legends and
stories about gorgeous kings and prince. Because of this, he dreamt of seeing a
real prince and sometimes he would even dream of becoming a prince himself. So
one day his dreams carry him to the castle. In the castle the prince was
playing. When he saw Tom, he commanded the guard to let him in and so the guard
opens the gate and Tom entered with amazement. The prince entertained Tom and
asked questions about him. Tom answered his questions and even said stories
about the place he lived in. They became at ease to each other that they decided
to exchange their garments. Then they stood before the mirror and they were so
alike that it seems that there was no change at all. Then the prince called the
guard because he noticed the soldier had hurt Tom's finger. But then, when the
guard arrived he thought that the pauper was hurting the prince so the prince
was dragged out of the palace. The pauper was shocked and so helpless. But
before it happened the prince kept the seal on his desired placed. Now the poor
little prince walked away from his palace and search for the home where Tom had
described to him. He walked and walked and sought for people's help, but no one
believed him except for Miles Hendon. On the other hand, Tom told stories to the
members of the palace about what had happened and he told them that he was just
a pauper but they didn't believe him. Both experienced a different way of life,

Edward the prince experienced unpleasant adventures. He experienced sleeping
without food in his stomach and no comfortable bedding to sleep on. While Tom,
the Pauper, was experiencing all his dreams. He received beautiful treatments
and was even given instructions about the palace and had experienced being a
part of a royal dinner. Both of them didn't know what to do and people thought
that they were just ill. In the palace the king questioned the Seal. The seal is
an important thing which a kingdom should have because it is the basis of
whether you are the real king or not, but then the king remembered that he gave
it to his son. Because of this they questioned Tom. He didn't know about the
seal and so he received brutal treatment from his father. After several days the
prince heard that his father was already dead and he didn't know how he could
get into the palace. Meanwhile, in the palace everyone grieved to the loss of
their King but of course rejoiced for the reign of the new king. Tom became the
king for they know that Tom is the real prince. They held the first state dinner
where Tom didn't know how to act. On the other hand the real prince is trying to
think of a way enter the palace. During this time, he met people who are
suffering from injustice. He met a peasant who helped him and a hermit who
imprisoned him to a dark part of his house. Because of this Miles Hendon rescued
him to escape from the harsh treatment of that hermit, but they were convicted
of stealing a penny and were imprisoned. They were able to escape and the search
for a solution went on. The prince who is now a king was obligated to right in a
paper with tongues of Greek, Latin and English which he will give to his Uncle

Lord Hertford. Edward went to the palace and was again imprisoned for talking

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