The Emperor's New Clothes

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The emperor loves new clothes, so two swindlers claim they can make beautiful clothes that are invisible to anyone stupid or unfit for office and the emperor pays the swindlers, who pretend to weave and sew him a magnificent outfit. Afraid of seeming foolish, the emperor’s good minister, honest official, couriers, the emperor himself, and finally the townspeople all claim to see the nonexistent clothes until a child cries, “But he has nothing on at all.” (Holt Literature & Language Arts, 2003)

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