TITLE: The Prince and the Pauper
AUTHOR: Mark Twain
This story takes place in England during the time of King Henry XIII. It is set mainly in Offal Court and Westminster Palace.
In this story there are two look alikes.
Tom Comty was born to a poor family in Offal Court. He looked identical to the Prince of Wales, Edward Tudor.
Edward Tudor was born to royalty. He was the heir to the throne. There was only one problem – he had a look alike, Tom Comty.
In the adventure beyond our wildest dreams, there are two boys, Tom Comty and Edward Tudor. One was born to poverty and the other was born to royalty and was the heir to the throne.
One day Tom Comty was wandering through Offal Court looking for some bread for his family. He came across Westminster Palace, the home of King Henry XIII and Edward Tudor. Tom went to the gate to ask for food but the guards just pushed him away. Prince Edward saw this and welcomed Tom into the palace for some food. Edward had the idea to change places for just a few minutes. The few minutes were fun. When it came time to change back, the guard kicked Edward out before the boys could change back.
This was a dream come true for Tom, and Edward did not think it was so bad either until…
After a few days, Edward met Tom’s drunken dad, John. He was very abusive and if Tom’s mother tried to help Edward, John would just hit her away. No one could tell that Tom was gone because they thought Tom was Edward.
Meanwhile, in the Palace, Tom Comty was enjoying being a prince. Many servants served him and he had people who dressed him. Then, one day King Henry XIII, Edward’s father died. His made Tom the King.
Edward had hard the news one day in the market and he knew that he had to get to the crowning ceremony before Tom was crowned...