The Pea BlossomTHERE were once five peas in one shell, they were green,
the shell was green, and so they believed that the whole world must
be green also, which was a very natural conclusion. The shell grew,
and the peas grew, they accommodated themselves to their position,
and sat all in a row. The sun shone without and warmed the shell,
and the rain made it clear and transparent; it was mild and
agreeable in broad daylight, and dark at night, as it generally is;
and the peas as they sat there grew bigger and bigger, and more
thoughtful as they mused, for they felt there must be something
else for them to do.
"Are we to sit here forever?" asked one; "shall we not
become hard by sitting so long? It seems to me there must be
something outside, and I feel sure of it."