"Quid Rides? De te fabula narratur." Horácio.

segunda-feira, junho 06, 2005

Semana Dancake

Roupa Nova

Esta semana temos o alto patrocínio da Dancake que, enquanto nos deliciamos com as suas tortas hipocalóricas, nos vai distrair com contos do seu conterrâneo Hans Christian Andersen. E, como o melhor é começarmos já a trocar de roupa, aqui fica

The Emperor's New Suit

MANY, many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them; his only ambition was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his soldiers, and the theatre did not amuse him; the only thing, in fact, he thought anything of was to drive out and show a new suit of clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day; and as one would say of a king “He is in his cabinet,” so one could say of him, “The emperor is in his dressing-room.”

The great city where he resided was very gay; every day many strangers from all parts of the globe arrived. One day two swindlers came to this city; they made people believe that they were weavers, and declared they could manufacture the finest cloth to be imagined. Their colours and patterns, they said, were not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made of their material possessed the wonderful quality of being invisible to any man who was unfit for his office or unpardonably stupid.