Soon Despereaux’s brothers and sisters give up trying to help him learn the skills that most mice know by instinct. Without their lessons to occupy his time, he is free to do as he pleases. He wanders around the castle staring at stained glass windows or rereading the story about the knight and the princess. Often he hears the special “honey-sweet sound,” and one day he learns that it is music.
Every night before Princess Pea goes to sleep, her father, King Phillip, plays his guitar and sings to her. When Despereaux learns this, he hides in a hole in the princess’s bedroom...
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