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The Southern Belle and the Black-Eyed Pea

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
Page count: 4
Categories: Humor



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In Short: How to Teach the Young Adult Short Story

Story Summary

A delightful pastiche on the Princess and the Pea. Henderson Harwell Honeycutt, a proper southern gentlemen, longs to find an authentic Southern Belle. When a young woman with all the apparent virtues of a Southern Belle shows up at his mothers house during a rain storm, Henderson's mother devises the perfect test to see if she is indeed a true Southern Belle.