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The Emperor's New Clothes

© Written by Tasha Guenther and illustrated by Leanne Guenther
Fairy tale based on the original tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Once upon a time, there was an emperor.  Now, the emperor was quite a greedy man.  He spent much of the empire’s money on hats, shoes, wigs, crowns, furs, jewels, cloaks, tunics, breeches, and fancy shoulder pads.

The Emperor's New Clothes: MoneySimple to say:  the emperor loved to be dressed in the finest apparel.

One fine summer’s day, the emperor awoke from his chambers in a huff.  He shuffled through his undershirts, stockings, and trousers, but he could find nothing he wanted to wear; he skimmed through his breeches, tunics, and shoes, but he could find nothing he wanted to wear; he even examined his wigs, hats, furs and cloaks, crowns, jewels, and fancy shoulder pads, but he could find NOTHING he wanted to wear.

“Geoffrey!  Smith!  Come in here!” the emperor called to two of his most trusted advisors.


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