The Prince and the Pauper
Chapter 1: The Birth of the Prince and the Pauper

Copyright© 2012 by Mark Twain

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n the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of Tudor, who did want him.

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