Short sample of a children's bedtime story
Middle Aged (35-54)
British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie)
Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
the king who couldn't sleep. It was bedtime at the palace. The queen had been out all day shopping for a new crown, and she was very tired. She even nodded off during pudding and woke up with her face in a bowl of ice cream. It was definitely time to go to bed. Good night, dear, she said, giving the king a strawberry and vanilla kiss. The king, however, wasn't a bit tired. He brushed his teeth, put on his pyjamas and snuggle down in his royal bed with his teddy bear. However, the king could not get to sleep. He tossed and turned, wriggled in, jiggled, fidgeted and first It's no good, he sighed wearily. I'm just not sleepy. Perhaps someone in the castle can help. So he find out of bed and crept downstairs at the bottom of the stairs, he met the royal treasure keeper, who was weighed down with bags of jewels and stacks of gold coins. I can't get to sleep, complained the king. I know just the thing to help you, said the treasure keeper. Follow me. He took the king to the treasure chamber and gave him a soft yellow cloth. The king looked at the polishing cloth and smiled. Oh, what a lovely blankie, he said. Can I cuddle it? I'm sure that will help me get to sleep. Um, no, Your Majesty. Explain the treasure keeper. It's not a blanket. It's a cleaning cloth for polishing all the coins and jewels. I always doze off while I'm cleaning the royal treasure. The king polished for ages and soon had the diamonds Dazzling the sapphires, sparkling on the gold coins. Glittering like this son. But he still did not feel sleepy. Well, thank you for finishing my work beyond the Treasure keeper. Pulling on his nightcap. I'm off to bed. Good night. Oh, well, I thought the king, perhaps a snack will help me snooze.
Characters, Aged, Amusing, Calming, Comforting, Narrator, Posh, Tired, Upper Class, Relaxed, British, England - London (Cockney, Estuary, East End), England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), England - West Midlands (Shropshire, Birmingham, Brummie)