The Prince and the Pauper - Study Guide Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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At the start of Chapter 19, "The Prince with the Peasants," Edward awakens in the barn to find a rat sleeping with him, but he doesn't mind, and it scampers away. He meets two girls and when he tells them he is the king, they believe him, much to his relief. While their mother cooks breakfast for them, Edward talks so eloquently about fine food that she thinks he must have been a helper in the king's kitchen. She asks him to cook something, and leaves the room, but he burns the breakfast, at which she scolds him. Even so, he is so pleased at the family's kindness that he does not command them to stand while he eats, and the mother feels so sorry about the tongue-lashing she gave that she lets him sit at the table instead of in the corner, where she customarily...

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