What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?
When the Princess was lying on her bed crying, she saw a little bird hop into her room. She wiped her tears and heard the beautiful song that the bird sang. This brought the Princess out of her gloom.
How many daughters did the royal couple have?
Why were they named after the months of the year?
The King had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called peculiar?
(i) What was Princess September's reaction to the loss of her parrot?
(ii) What was her mother's reaction to it?
(iii) What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?
How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?