It was the turn of the youngest prince,
To open a box of shells,
Inlaid with jewels aplenty.
He did lose hope,
But was utterly confounded.
He cracked the filbert,
And it presented him with a cherry stone.
Two princes in want of a crown,
One king not wanting to part with his power.
Taking leave of their father,
Two princes set out to prove their obedience.
Where their journeys may take them
Whoever returns first,
Obtains the crown.
The second prince was
As sure of obtaining the crown,
As his brother had done.
Opening an elegant box inlaid with jewels,
He perceived his piece of cambric.
He was now confounded,
Muttering his displeasure
At the white cat.
The cat returned his displeasure
With a scratch.