The Emperor's New Clothes


> Many years ago, there was an Emperor, who was so excessively fond of new
in himself trouble not did He .dress in money his all spent he that ,clothes <
> the least about his soldiers; nor did he care to go either to the theatre or
his displaying for him afforded then opportunities the for except ,chase the <
> new clothes. He had a different suit for each hour of the day; and as of any
",council in sitting is he" ,say to accustomed is one ,emperor or king other <
> it was always said of him, "The Emperor is sitting in his wardrobe."

> Time passed merrily in the large town which was his capital; strangers
themselves calling ,rogues two ,day One .court the at day every arrived <
> weavers, made their appearance. They gave out that they knew how to weave
  clothes the ,patterns elaborate and colors beautiful most the of stuffs <
> manufactured from which should have the wonderful property of remaining
 was who or ,held he office the for unfit was who everyone to invisible <
> extraordinarily simple in character.

> "These must, indeed, be splendid clothes!" thought the Emperor. "Had I such a
     their for unfit are realms my in men what out find once at might I ,suit <
> office, and also be able to distinguish the wise from the foolish! This stuff
   be to money of sums large caused he And ".immediately me for woven be must <
> given to both the weavers in order that they might begin their work directly.

> So the two pretended weavers set up two looms, and affected to work very
most the for asked They .all at nothing did they reality in though ,busily <
> delicate silk and the purest gold thread; put both into their own knapsacks;
    at late until looms empty the at work pretended their continued then and <
> night.

> "I should like to know how the weavers are getting on with my cloth," said
,however ,was he ;elapsed had time little some after ,himself to Emperor the <
> rather embarrassed, when he remembered that a simpleton, or one unfit for his
had he thought he ,sure be To .manufacture the see to unable be would ,office <
> nothing to risk in his own person; but yet, he would prefer sending somebody
he before ,work their and ,weavers the about intelligence him bring to ,else <
> troubled himself in the affair. All the people throughout the city had heard
 to anxious were all and ;possess to was cloth the property wonderful the of <
> learn how wise, or how ignorant, their neighbors might prove to be.

> "I will send my faithful old minister to the weavers," said the Emperor at
 cloth the how see to able best be will he" ,deliberation some after ,last <
> looks; for he is a man of sense, and no one can be more suitable for his
                                                     ".is be than office <

> So the faithful old minister went into the hall, where the knaves were
meaning the be can What" .looms empty their at ,might their all with working <
> of this?" thought the old man, opening his eyes very wide. "I cannot discover
       his express not did he ,However ".looms the on thread of bit least the <
> thoughts aloud.

> The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer
 whether and ,him pleased design the whether him asked then and ;looms their <
> the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty
    discover not could he ,looked and looked minister old poor The .frames <
> anything on the looms, for a very good reason, viz: there was nothing there.
never have I ?simpleton a am I that possible it Is" .again he thought "!What" <
> thought so myself; and no one must know it now if I am so. Can it be, that I
      never will I .either said be not must that ,No ?office my for unfit am <
> confess that I could not see the stuff."

> "Well, Sir Minister!" said one of the knaves, still pretending to work. "You
                                  ".you pleases stuff the whether say not do <

> "Oh, it is excellent!" replied the old minister, looking at the loom through
 Emperor the tell will I ,yes ,colors the and ,pattern This" .spectacles his <
> without delay, how very beautiful I think them."

> "We shall be much obliged to you," said the impostors, and then they named
The .stuff pretended the of pattern the described and colors different the <
> old minister listened attentively to their words, in order that he might
,gold and silk more for asked knaves the then and ;Emperor the to them repeat <
> saying that it was necessary to complete what they had begun. However, they
with work to continued and ;knapsacks their into them given was that all put <
> as much apparent diligence as before at their empty looms.

> The Emperor now sent another officer of his court to see how the men were
was It .ready be soon would cloth the whether ascertain to and ,on getting <
> just the same with this gentleman as with the minister; he surveyed the looms
             .frames empty the but all at nothing see could but ,sides all on <

> "Does not the stuff appear as beautiful to you, as it did to my lord the
the at ;ambassador second Emperor's the of impostors the asked "?minister <
> same time making the same gestures as before, and talking of the design and
                                               .there not were which colors <

> "I certainly am not stupid!" thought the messenger. "It must be, that I am
 one no ,however ;odd very is That !office profitable ,good my for fit not <
> shall know anything about it." And accordingly he praised the stuff he could
  .patterns and colors both with delighted was he that declared and ,see not <
> "Indeed, please your Imperial Majesty," said he to his sovereign when he
 extraordinarily is preparing are weavers the which cloth the" ,returned <
> magnificent."

> The whole city was talking of the splendid cloth which the Emperor had
                               .expense own his at woven be to ordered <

> And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it
  the of officers of number select a by Accompanied .loom the in still was <
> court, among whom were the two honest men who had already admired the cloth,
     the of aware were they as soon as ,who ,impostors crafty the to went he <
> Emperor's approach, went on working more diligently than ever; although they
                       .looms the through thread single a pass not did still <

> "Is not the work absolutely magnificent?" said the two officers of the crown,
 What !it at look to pleased be only will Majesty your If" .mentioned already <
> a splendid design! What glorious colors!" and at the same time they pointed
   this see could else everyone that imagined they for ;frames empty the to <
> exquisite piece of workmanship.

> "How is this?" said the Emperor to himself. "I can see nothing! This is
?Emperor an be to unfit I am or ,simpleton a I Am !affair terrible a indeed <
> That would be the worst thing that could happen--Oh! the cloth is charming,"
        most smiled he And ".approbation complete my has It" .aloud ,he said <
> graciously, and looked closely at the empty looms; for on no account would he
  praised had court his of officers the of two what see not could he that say <
> so much. All his retinue now strained their eyes, hoping to discover
 ;others the than more no see could they but ,looms the on something <
> nevertheless, they all exclaimed, "Oh, how beautiful!" and advised his
the for ,material splendid this from made clothes new some have to majesty <
> approaching procession. "Magnificent! Charming! Excellent!" resounded on all
   general the in shared Emperor The .gay uncommonly was everyone and ;sides <
> satisfaction; and presented the impostors with the riband of an order of
Gentlemen" of title the and ,button-holes their in worn be to ,knighthood <
> Weavers."

> The rogues sat up the whole of the night before the day on which the
that so ,burning lights sixteen had and ,place take to was procession <
> everyone might see how anxious they were to finish the Emperor's new suit.
    their with air the cut ;looms the off cloth the roll to pretended They <
> scissors; and sewed with needles without any thread in them. "See!" cried
                    "!ready are clothes new Emperor's The" .last at ,they <

> And now the Emperor, with all the grandees of his court, came to the weavers;
  ,up something holding of act the in if as ,arms their raised rogues the and <
> saying, "Here are your Majesty's trousers! Here is the scarf! Here is the
  has one fancy might one ;cobweb a as light as is suit whole The !mantle <
> nothing at all on, when dressed in it; that, however, is the great virtue of
                                                       ".cloth delicate this <

> "Yes indeed!" said all the courtiers, although not one of them could see
                                 .manufacture exquisite this of anything <

> "If your Imperial Majesty will be graciously pleased to take off your
".glass looking the of front in ,suit new the on fit will we ,clothes <

> The Emperor was accordingly undressed, and the rogues pretended to array him
   the before ,side to side from ,round turning Emperor the ;suit new his in <
> looking glass.

> "How splendid his Majesty looks in his new clothes, and how well they fit!"
    royal indeed are These !colors What !design a What" .out cried everyone <
> robes!"

> "The canopy which is to be borne over your Majesty, in the procession, is
                  .ceremonies the of master chief the announced ",waiting <

> "I am quite ready," answered the Emperor. "Do my new clothes fit well?" asked
   he that order in ,glass looking the before again round himself turning ,he <
> might appear to be examining his handsome suit.

> The lords of the bedchamber, who were to carry his Majesty's train felt about
        and ;mantle the of ends the up lifting were they if as ,ground the on <
> pretended to be carrying something; for they would by no means betray
             .office their for unfitness or ,simplicity like anything <

> So now the Emperor walked under his high canopy in the midst of the
standing people the all and ;capital his of streets the through ,procession <
> by, and those at the windows, cried out, "Oh! How beautiful are our Emperor's
        how and ;mantle the to is there train magnificent a What !clothes new <
> gracefully the scarf hangs!" in short, no one would allow that he could not
declared have would he ,so doing in ,because ;clothes much-admired these see <
> himself either a simpleton or unfit for his office. Certainly, none of the
   these as ,impression an great so made ever had ,suits various Emperor's <
> invisible ones.

> "But the Emperor has nothing at all on!" said a little child.

> "Listen to the voice of innocence!" exclaimed his father; and what the child
                                 .another to one from whispered was said had <

> "But he has nothing at all on!" at last cried out all the people. The Emperor
        the thought he but ;right were people the that knew he for ,vexed was <
> procession must go on now! And the lords of the bedchamber took greater pains
  no was there ,reality in ,although ,train a up holding appear to ,ever than <
> train to hold.
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