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THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Part 2

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Emperor's New Clothes part 2

Part 2

The day arrived, the clothes came too,

     And quickly they were seized.
The invisible suit well suited him,

     And for certain he was pleased.


'I’ll soon discover who are fools

     And those who’re truly wise.
I’ll sort out those I’ll trust the most

     And those that I’ll despise.'

The swindlers banked a handsome sum,

     And the emperor looked absurd
But, not wishing to appear a fool,

     He uttered not one word.


He set off in his golden coach;

     They drove along the street,
And, sitting nude, he waved his hand

      To all that he did meet.

The party guests came one by one

     And whispered in alarm,
But not one person said a word

     For fear they’d come to harm.


The emperor’s children then arrived

     And told their Dad the truth.
They little thought he might be cross:

      Hmm! -the innocence of youth!

Dad listened well to what they said,

       And disappeared at speed,
For anything his children said

     For certain he would heed.    

 

The moral of this story is:

     Which people are most wise?
It’s children, just like you, of course,

     For children don’t tell lies!

                                                                                                                          Hmm!  Do they not?

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