The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... Characters

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Despereaux Tilling

Despereaux Tilling is a mouse who lives with his family in a castle in the Kingdom of Dor. Despereaux is different from the other mice because he does not care to hunt for crumbs all day long and he would rather read a book than eat its bindings. One day Despereaux hears music, and he goes into the room of Princess Pea. Despereaux is so fascinated by the music that he enters the room and sits at the foot of the king. Despereaux is not afraid of humans, but instead loves their music and literature. When Despereaux meets Princess Pea, he quickly falls madly in love with her like the knight from a story he has read in the castle library.

Despereaux is sentenced to death for the crime of sitting at the foot of a human king. Despereaux is sent to the dungeon, but he tells...

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