Where we left off, young Princess Clara-Belle has just been told the shocking news of – she’s getting a tutor! This comes as such a surprise to Clara-Belle, thinking having to wear fancy shmancy dresses and being escorted everywhere is already bad enough, now having to learn strange new things by an sissy prissy crabby new tutor? Find out what’s ahead of Clara-Belle in this exciting trilogy.
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King Stewart – Emilie
Queen Jaylin – Jasmine
Princess Clara-Belle – Molly
Servant Cécile – Cécile
Servant Josie – Josefina
Private Tutor Mz. Montoya – Josefina
~this will now be written in the perspective of Clara-Belle~
I laid down, though I was certainly restless. My mind still whirled with things. A new tutor. Why? Why was having an education so important, if I’m going to be protected all my life? I mean, I’m never going to have to go out on my own and get a job, will I? I got worried there. No, of course not, I reassured myself. I’m a princess!
I awoke with a rustling noise. I sat up. “Good morning, Your Highness,” Servant Josie greeted me. “I hope you slept well. Today, you and your mother are going to take an outing to discuss something important. Here is your dress, corset, under dress, pantalets, petticoat, and crown.”
“Allow me to do that for you,” Servant Josie said, putting it on right. “And no, Your Highness, I have no idea what she wishes to talk to you about. However, even if I did, it is not my place to say. Now, which hairstyle would you like today?”
I pulled my bonnet on. After all, we were going on an outing, so it might be outside. And I could tell from the windows, it was very sunny outside. Though I was naturally tan, I don’t want a sunburn on my face, because those hurt. Ouch.
“Listen here, girl, I have a servant who is missing from her usual place. By the name of Cécile, I believe. Do you know where she has gone?!” Queen Jaylin cried. “No, Your Highness, I do not,” Josie answered truthfully. Queen Jaylin shook her head angrily. “Oh, when I get my hands on that girl, it’s to the dungeon she goes!”
All of the sudden, my eyes caught something. There she was! Cécile was in the hall! “Mother!” I cried out, and all heads turned to me. “Forgive me for speaking out of turn, but there she is, the one you’re looking for! She’s right behind you!”
“Where were you?!” Queen Jaylin cried. “You were missing from your usual place! Playing hooky, I suppose, weren’t you? Now what do you have to say for yourself?!” Servant Cécile blushed. “On my way to my place near your and The King’s throne, Your Majesty, the cook needed me to go pick a few more grapes for your breakfast. I hurried to do as she asked, and I just came back from the kitchen. I was too late when I found out you had already eaten, so I’m now rushing to my place. I meant no disobedience.”
“Hmm,” Queen Jaylin pondered. “Is this true?” She was a good Queen and wouldn’t punish a servant without getting the full story. “Yes, Your Highness, this is true.” “Well ok then,” Queen Jaylin agreed. “I’ll let you off this time. But I only want you to work for the King and I. If that lazy cook needs more grapes, she can pick them herself!”
I was befuddled. What was so important? What was “The treasure Chest”? What did she need to give me?!
Right now! XD Yeah, I’m not going to end this just yet.
I sat down. “As you know,” Mother started. “I was just a poor, young woman in the village when your father became King. Of course, he needed a wife, so all young maidens were ordered to the palace. There we fell in love, and married.” “I know this, Mother.” “Well, before then, times were hard, and many times my mother had to put me and all my brothers and sisters to bed hungry. My great great great grandmother gave this to my great great grandmother when times were hard, , and my great great grandmother gave this to my great grandmother when times were hard, and my great grandmother gave this to my grandmother when times were hard, my grandmother gave this to my mother when times were hard, and my mother gave this to me when times were hard. Well, I think it’s time for this to be passed on down to you. I know what you’re going through, and I want you to be very blessed and know you’re lucky to have an education. I did not have such a luxury when I was your age. To help you get through this hard time for you…. Cécile, lay down the Treasure Chest.”
She gently slipped it on my finger. “Where it all the time to remind you that you can get through hard times, with the Lord’s help and the support of your friends and family,” she told me, smiling. “I will!”
We looked into each others eyes for a moment, content, happy, and peaceful. “Your Highness?” Servant Cécile broke in. “Forgive me for interrupting, but Clara-Belle’s new tutor will be arriving any minute now.”
My tutor’s almost here! I thought in alarm. Oh my gosh, I’m excited and afraid at the same time! What will she be like? Mean and crabby? Will learning new things be difficult for me?
IN PART THREE OF THE CLARA-BELLE THE PRINCESS TRILOGY!!!!!!!
Until next time!
(with a little help from Madison)
P.S. if you haven’t seen our really grand, awesome post, go back a post to see it! SOOOO many awesome little play ideas and crafts to go with it, all for you and your dolls!