The Prince and the Pauper

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Society is a non-profit educational organization. In the ancient city of
London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century,
a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On
the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of
Tudor, who did want him. All England wanted him too. England had so longed for
him, and hoped for him, and prayed God for him, that, now that he was really
come, the people went nearly mad for joy. Mere acquaintances hugged and kissed
each other and cried. Everybody took a holiday, and high and low, rich and
poor, feasted and danced and sang, and got very mellow; and they kept this up
for days and nights together. By day, London was a sight to see, with gay
banners waving from every balcony and housetop, and splendid pageants marching
along. By night, it was again a sight to see, with its great bonfires at every
corner, and its troops of revellers making merry around them.

There
was no talk in all England but of the new baby, Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales,
who lay lapped in silks and satins, unconscious of all this fuss, and not
knowing that great lords and ladies were tending him and watching over him -
and not caring, either. But there was no talk about the other baby, Tom Canty,
lapped in his poor rags, except among the family of paupers whom he had just
come to trouble with his presence.

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