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The Queen and I

CHAPTER 1: THE NIGHT BEFORE


RESUMEN ESPAOL
La noche del jueves 9 de abril de 1992 era la noche de las elecciones. La Reina estaba en
la cama acariciando a su perro Harris y viendo la televisin. An no se saba cul de los
dos partidos iban a ganar las elecciones; pero a la Reina no le preocupaba el resultado de
las elecciones, siempre y cuando el partido ganador apoyara la monarqua. La Reina
apag la televisin y durmi tranquilamente.
A la maana siguiente, Jack Barker, el lder del Partido Republicano, gan las elecciones,
convirtindose en primer ministro, y se present en el Palacio de Buckingham para ver a
la Reina.
Tal vez la Reina esperaba tener una reunin con Jack Barker para hablar sobre sus planes
como nuevo primer ministro, pero las intenciones de Barker eran muy diferentes: orden
a la Reina abdicar y expulsar a la Familia Real de palacio. Su idea consista en que todo
el poder resida en el pueblo y que no habra distincin entre clases. Jack Barker insista
en que la Familia Real deba vivir en una casa ms humilde y olvidarse de los lujos. La
Reina debera cuidar de su madre sin ayuda de criados; no podran tener nada ms que un
perro como mascota, y dejar a los caballos que tenan en los establos. Y tampoco
necesitaran grandes armarios para guardar la ropa, slo necesitaran lo bsico, ya que no
volveran a aparecer en actos pblicos.
Jack Barker cogi la corona real y sali al balcn. Afuera se agolpaba una gran multitud,
aplaudiendo al nuevo primer ministro. Despus sali la ex Familia Real, y sta fue
abucheada. Barker alz la corona por encima de su cabeza y despus la arroj desde el
balcn.
La ex Familia Real estaba muy preocupada; era el fin de la monarqua.

RESUMEN ENGLISH
Thursday 9th April, 1992 it was the election night. The Queen was in the bed, stroking
her dog named Harris and watching TV. The result of the election wasnt known yet; but
the Queen didnt matter while the winning party supports the monarchy. The Queen
turned off the TV and slept quietly.
The next morning, Jack Barker, the leader of the Republican Party, won the election and
he became the Prime Minister, and went to the Buckingham Palace to see the Queen.
Maybe the Queen thought to have a meeting with Jack Barker to talk about his ideas like
the new Prime Minister, but Barkers intentions were very different: he ordered the Queen
to abdicate and expel the Royal Family out of the palace. His idea was that the people
would have the control and delete the differences between social classes. Jack Barker said
the Royal Family would have to live in a humble house, keeping only one dog and leave
the horses that they had in the stable. The Queen should care for her mother without the

help of the servants and live only with the necessary things (for example: they wouldnt
need many clothes, because they wouldnt make personal appearances).

Jack Barker took the royal crown and went out to the balcony. Outside there was a great
crowd clapping him. The ex Royal Family went out too and it was booed by the people.
Barker held the crown over his head and then threw it through the balcony.
The ex Royal Family was very worried; this meant the end of monarchy.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why do you think the Queen didnt want a Republican government to be elected?
Republican ideas say that people would have the control, not the monarchy and it
wouldnt to be differences between social classes. A Republican government could take
away privileges to the Royal Family, but the Queen didnt want that.
- What did Jack Barker tell the Royal Family about their new homes? Barker said Royal
Family had to live in humble houses with ordinal neighbors and only with the necessary
things, because it wouldnt need big rooms, servants, many clothes and pets. The Royal
Family would learn to be an ordinal family. Barker also said that the Queen Mother had
to live in a bungalow and the Queen had to care for her without help.
- What did Jack Barker do with the Queens crown and what do you think this signified?
He threw down the crown through the balcony. It signified the end of monarchy.
CHAPTER 2: A NEW HOME
RESUMEN ESPAOL
La ex Famlia Real lleg a su nueva casa por la noche; el nmero 9 de Hellebore Close.
La Reina y su familia bajaron del camin de mudanzas y contemplaron su barrio: haba
basura y suciedad por todas partes y ola mal. La casa era pequea y apenas iban a entrar
los muebles. Tampoco les gustaba la idea de compartir paredes con los vecinos.
Beverly y Tony Threadgold era los nuevos vecinos de la ex Familia Real. l vesta de
forma sencilla; ella era rubia y su ropa era pequea y ajustada. Se quedaron en la puerta
mirando cmo sus nuevos vecinos deshacan el equipaje. Cuando la Reina pas por su
lado para entrar en casa, el matrimonio Threadgold reconoci a la Familia Real, e
inmediatamente se ofrecieron para ayudar: Beverly prepar t y Tony llam al seor
Spiggy, un manitas en cuanto a arreglar cosas de casa.
La Reina no poda soportar ver cmo el seor Spiggy recortaba las alfombras para que
entraran en el suelo de la casa, de manera que se fue con Harris (su perro) a dar un paseo.
Mientras paseaba, descubri que un polica llamado PC Ludlow custodiaba su nueva casa,
para que no le ocurriera nada a la ex Familia Real.
Diana y el Prncipe Charles estaban tristes y agobiados; para los nios esa situacin era
como vivir una aventura. Y la Reina tuvo que dormir con su marido, porque slo haba
una cama.

NOTA: en la entrada del barrio haba un cartel donde se anunciaba el nombre de la zona
residencial Hellebore Close, pero desaparecieron letras y en realidad pona Hell Close
(infierno cercano).
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The ex Royal Family arrived at their new house at night; number nine, Hellebore Close.
The Queen and her family got out to the removal van and they saw their new
neighborhood: there was rubbish and dirt everywhere and it smelled really bad. The house
was very small and the furniture couldnt go through the door.
Beverly y Tony Threadgold were the ex Royal Familys new neighbors. He was dressed
in a ordinal style; she was blonde and her clothes was very small and tight. They was
opposite their door while the Queen and her family entered to their house. Threadgold
family recognized the Queen and immediately they helped them: Beverly brought some
tea and Tony called Mr. Sipggy, a handyman at housework.
The Queen couldnt see how Spiggy cut the carpets, because they were too big for the
floor of the house; so she went for a walk with his dog Harris. In her walk she discovered
a policeman named PC Ludlow was near her new house and protecting them.
Diana and Prince Charles were very sad and overwhelmed; it was an adventure for the
children. And the Queen would sleep with her husband because there was only a bed.
ACTIVIDADES
- Describe Beverly y Tony Threadgold. They were in married and they were the ex Royal
Familys new neighbors (they lived at number eight). He was wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
She was blonde and fat and her clothes were too small for her. Both of them was smoking.
At the first time they helped the Queen and her family.
- List five things the Queen observed in Hell Close. The street smelled bad. Fences were
broken. Gardens were full of rubbish. Barrier guarded. Only one bed in her new house.
- What was the first problem for the Queen, Charles and Diana and how was it solved?
They brought their carpets from the palace, but their new house was very small and the
carpets were bigger than the floor. Tony Threadgold called a friend of him: Mr. Sipggy,
a handyman at housework. He cut the carpets.
CHAPTER 3: THE FIST MORNING IN HELL CLOSE
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Jack Barker, el nuevo primer ministro, baj a los stanos del Palacio de Buckingham
acompaado de un guardia. All estaban guardadas piezas muy valiosas de la Familia
Real, como figuras de animales hechas de cristal o vajillas de oro. Barker iba a vender
alguna de esas piezas a unos japoneses; el dinero de la venta se iba a destinar a construir
hospitales.

La Reina se despert porque su perro Harris estaba muy inquieto; tena hambre y quera
dar un paseo. La Reina se encontr con Beverly en el patio trasero; mientras, Harris
jugaba con una rata muerta.
Llamaron a la puerta; se trataba de Trish McPherson, una asistente social que trabajaba
en ese barrio. Su idea era mantener una charla con la Reina sobre su nueva vida y ver en
qu poda ayudar. Pero la Reina no abri la puerta por dos motivos: el primero era que la
puerta estaba atascada y, el segundo, ella todava estaba en pijama y no quera que la
vieran as. Trish dej una nota en el buzn diciendo que regresara ms tarde.
La Reina regres a la cocina. Iba a encender el calentador para cocinar algo, pero no
funcionaba. Su hijo Charles vio se asom por la ventana desde fuera, y la dijo que tena
que introducir 50 centavos en el contador para encender el calentador. En ese momento
la Reina no tena dinero, de manera que su hijo se fue en busca de los 50 centavos.
Mientras esperaba, la Reina intent abrir la caja de alimentos que haba en la cocina;
Harris estaba enfadado porque an no le haban dado de comer. Al intentar abrirla, la
Reina se cort en los dedos.
El Prncipe Charles regres con el dinero y vio a su madre sangrando. Ayud a la Reina
a salir de la casa por la ventana de la cocina (porque la puerta estaba atascada) y se fueron
a un hospital. All tuvieron que esperar muchas horas hasta que fueron atendidos.
NOTA: el apellido de la Reina era Windsor porque ella perteneca a Casa Real de
Windsor.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Jack Barker, the new Prime Minister went to the basement of the Buckingham Palace
with a guard. There were things very valuable and important of the Royal Family, like
crystal animals figures or gold dishes. Barker was going to sell some things to gentlemen
Japanese and built hospitals with the money from de sale.
The Queen woke up because her dog Harris was very nervous; he didnt eat yet and he
wanted to go for a walk. The Queen saw Beverly in the garden, while Harris was playing
with a death rat.
Somebody knocked the door. It was Trish McPherson, a social worker. She wanted to
talk with the Queen about her new life style and how Trish could help the ex Royal
Family. But the Queen didnt open the door for two reasons: the door was stuck and she
was still wearing the pajama. Trish left a note in the letterbox where she said she would
come later.
The Queen returned to the kitchen. She went to turn on the heater but it didnt work. Her
son Charles saw her throught the window and he told her that she had to put 50 pence
coin in the meter to turn on the heater. The Queen didnt have money, so Charles went
for some money. While, the Queen tried to open the food box; Harris was very angry
because nobody fed him. She cut a little bit on her fingers.
The Prince Charles returned at the window with some money, but he saw her mother
bleeding to death. He helped her to climb the window to exit out of the house (because

the door was stuck), and they went to a hospital. There, they would wait some hours
before a doctor and a nurse examined the Queen.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why wouldnt the Queen let Trish into the house? The Queen didnt open the door for
two reasons: the door was stuck and she was still wearing the pajama.
- Why couldnt the Queen warm the room? She wanted to turn on the heater, because she
wanted to warm the room, but she couldnt. Her son Charles told her that she had to put
50 pence coin in the meter to turn on the heater.
- Describe how the Queen injured herself and how she got out of her house. The Queen
tried to open the food box, but she cut a little bit on her fingers. The Prince Charles saw
her mother bleeding to death. He helped her to climb the window to exit out of the house,
and they went to a hospital.
CHAPTER 4: HELP FROM THE NEIGHBORS
RESUMEN ESPAOL
La casa de Lady Diana estaba llena vecinas esa tarde. Diana habl de su vida en palacio
y de lo que ms echaba de menos: su Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, llamado Merc. Las
vecinas estaban sorprendidas de lo caras y valiosas que eran las cosas que la Familia Real
tenan en palacio.
Cuando lleg la noche, Diana se empez a preocupar porque, ni sus hijos ni su marido,
haban vuelto a casa. Una vecina la dijo que, en Hell Close, era normal que los nios
jugaran en la calle hasta muy tarde. Cuando la reunin termin, fueron las vecinas las que
limpiaron el saln y las tazas donde haban estado bebiendo. Diana no ayud
absolutamente para nada; despus intent pagar a sus vecinas por el trabajo, pero se dio
cuenta de su error.
El Prncipe Carlos regres con la Reina muy tarde. Como la herida que ella tena en la
mano no era muy importante, tuvo que estar esperando mucho tiempo para que la
atendieran. Tony Threadgold estaba reparando la puerta atascada, mientras que Philip,
William y Harry estaban comiendo un sndwich y viendo a Tony trabajar.
Beverly pas por casa de la Reina cuando sali de la casa de Diana. La Reina era
consciente de que deban aprender a hacer las tareas domsticas y no podan depender de
la amabilidad de los vecinos, de manera que, mientras Beverly preparaba el t, la ex
Familia Real miraba expectante para aprender a prepararlo.
Una vez en casa, Beverly le dijo a su marido Tony que la Familia Real se pareca a un
grupo de bebs que no saban hacer ni las tareas ms sencillas.

NOTA: La Reina fue la primera en ser consciente de que deban aprender a hacer las
cosas por s mismos y no depender tanto de los vecinos. Poco a poco se fue dando cuenta
de que ya no tena ningn poder, mientras que el resto de su familia le estaba costando
mucho ms esfuerzo adaptarse.

RESUMEN ENGLISH
Lady Dianas house was full of neighbors, all of them were women. Diana talked with
them about her life in palace and all the expensive things that she had; she missed so
much her Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, named Merc. The neighbors were very surprised.
Diana was worried because it was night and her sons were out and her husband hadnt
returned from the hospital with the Queen. A woman told her it was normal the children
play out at night in Hell Close. When the meeting finished, the neighbors cleaned the
living room and the cups where they were drinking; Diana didnt do anything and then
she wanted to pay her neighbors for service, but she noticed it was a mistake.
The Prince Charles came back home to the Queen very late. They had to wait because the
injury wasnt very serious. Tony Threadgold was reparing the stuck door, while Philip,
William y Harry were eating a sandwich and looking Tony how he worked.
Beverly went to the Queens house after she went out to Dianas house. The Queen
thought that they had to learn how to do the housework by themselves because they
couldnt depend on the neighbors forever. While Beverly was making some tea, the ex
Royal Family were looking her and learning.
When they were in their house, Beverly told her husband Tony that the Royal Family was
like a group of babies and they didnt know how to do the simplest things.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why did all the women visit Diana and what did this show about the people in Hell
Close? Some women came because they wanted an autograph, but in general the
neighbors wanted to help her. When Diana started to talk about her past life, they were
very surprised; there was too much difference between Dianas life and neighbors life.
- What things about family life in Hell Close were new for Diana? Diana learned that the
neighbors help each other and its not necessary money between them. And Diana was
worried because it was night and her sons were out, but in Hell Close it was normal the
children play out at night.
- What did Beverly teach the Royal Family? She showed them how to make some tea.
CHAPTER 5: CHARLES GOES TO PRISION
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Al da siguiente, Philip no quera salir de la cama; no le gustaba su nueva vida y pretenda
quedarse en casa hasta el fin de sus das. La Reina no pudo convencerle, pero ella se puso
en marcha y fue a dar de comer a Harris.
El Prncipe Charles sali a la calle. Todava quedaban cosas un camin de mudanza y
haba que sacarlas. Warren Deacon, el chico de las mudanzas, le ofreci a Charles un
video para ver pelculas; se lo dej a buen precio.

Por la tarde, muchos vecinos se acercaron para ver a la Madre Reina; la calle estaba llena
de gente. El polica del barrio, PC Ludlow, fue all para intentar para ver qu pasaba.
Orden que casa uno se marchara a su casa, pero fue abucheado por los vecinos. El polica
agarr a Beverly por un brazo y la empuj para que se marchara. El Prncipe Charles lo
vio e inmediatamente fue a ayudar a Beverly. Los tres empezaron a luchar en el suelo.
Mientras tanto, Warren Deacon rob muchos objetos de valor del camin de mudanzas.
Una vez en comisara, Charles llam a Diana para que se pusiera en contacto con su
abogado. Ella tena ganas de ver Casablanca en su nuevo video, de manera que llamara
a su abogado despus de que terminara la pelcula.

NOTA: Philomena Toussaint es una vecina que conoci a la Reina Madre en 1927 en
Jamaica.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The next morning, Philip didnt want to go out of bed. He didnt like his new life and he
wanted to be in the house until he died. The Queen couldnt convince him, so she went
to feed Harris.
Prince Charles went out the house. There were some things in a removal van and he went
to carry them into the house. Warren Deacon, who worked with the removal van, offered
Charles a video to watch movies. Warren sold him at very good price.
In the afternoon, there were many people on the street. The neighbors wanted to see the
Mother Queen. The policeman from the barrier, PC Ludlow, came there. He ordered to
the people to go home, but he was booed by the neighbors. The policeman caught Beverly
and pulled her arm. Prince Charles saw that and immediately he went to help her. They
were fighting some minutes on the floor. While Warren Deacon stole some things that
were in the van.
In the police station, Charles phoned Diana; she would call their lawyer. But Diana
wanted to watch Casablanca in her new video, so she would call the lawyer when the
movie ended.
ACTIVIDADES
- How was Philips new life affecting him? The Queen was the first who thought that the
ex Royal Family had to learn how to survive in an ordinal barrier. But Philip didnt want
to get used to their new situation. He was in pyjamas and lying in bed all the day. He said
that he would be at home until he died.
- Why did Charles get involved in the fight between PC Ludlow and Beverly? Prince
Charles saw how the policeman caught Beverly and pulled her arm. Charles had read that
some policemen used their authority in a wrong way, so he went to help her.
- What task did Charles ask Diana to do and why didnt she do it immediately? *ultimo
prrafo del resumen*

CHAPTER 6: MORE PROBLEMS FOR CHARLES


RESUMEN ESPAOL
El Prncipe Charles y Beverly tuvieron un encuentro con el Presidente del Tribunal, para
explicar qu sucedi con el polica en Hell Close. PC Ludlow, la Reina, Diana y Tony
Threadgold tambin estaban all. Cuando Beverly entr en la sala, Charles le ayud a
sentarse, y en ese momento Diana tuvo celos. PC Ludlow minti en su declaracin, pero
no supo explicar con certeza algunas cosas sobre lo ocurrido. El Presidente del Tribunal
dijo que el caso ira al Tribunal de Crown, y Charles y Beverly estaran libres bajo fianza.
De camino a casa, Tony sugiri ir a tomar una taza de t. La Reina fue invitada por el
matrimonio Threadgold, porque ella no tena dinero. En ese momento, la reina ech de
menos a Philip, ya que Charles estaba cerca de Diana y Tony abrazaba a Beverly.
Cuando la Reina estaba en casa, su hija la Princesa Anne fue a verla. Ella tambin viva
en Hell Close con sus hijos Peter y Zara. Anne tambin se adapt rpidamente a su nueva
vida, como la Reina: instal una lavadora en su casa con una caja de herramientas y las
instrucciones.
Despus, la Reina fue a casa de los Threadgold, para devolverles el dinero de la
invitacin. Era la primera vez que estaba en su casa. Todo estaba decorado con objetos y
fotos del Elvis Presley; tambin estaba sonando una cancin suya. La Reina vio una foto
de dos nios, Tony dijo que esos eran sus hijos, Vernon and Lisa-Marie, pero que los
servicios sociales se los haban quitado haca 18 meses.
Cuando regres a casa, Philip continuaba en la cama y tampoco quiso cenar.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Prince Charles and Beverly had a meeting with the Chief Magistrate o explain the
problem we had with the policeman. PC Ludlow, The Queen, Diana and Tony Threadgold
were in the room too. When Beverly came into the room, Charles helped her to sit down,
and Diana felt a little bit jealous. PC Ludlow told lies but he couldnt explain very well
what happened. The Chief Magistrate said the case would go to Crown Court and Charles
and Beverly would be released on bail.
On the way to home, Tony suggested going to a bar to drink a cup of tea. The Threadgold
invited The Queen because she didnt have money in that moment. In that moment she
missed Philip, because Charles was close to Diana and Tony was hugging Beverly.
When The Queen was at home, her daughter Princess Anne came there. She lived in Hell
Close too with her sons Peter and Zara. Anne She quickly adapted to his new life, like
The Queen: She installed the washing machine with a toolbox and the instructions.
Then, The Queen wet to the Threadgolds house; she wanted to return the money of the
cup of tea. It was the first time she was in their house. There were many things about
Elvis Presley and it was playing a song of him. The Queen saw a picture of two children.
Tony told her that they were their sons, Vernon and Lisa-Marie, but the social servers
took them 18 months ago.

The Queen returned to her house, and Philip continued in the bed. He didnt want to have
a dinner.
ACTIVIDADES
- Diana was upset about 2 things in court. What were they? She forgotten to phone their
lawer and she was jealous when she saw Charles helping Beverly to sit down.
- How was Anne different from the other members of her family? Princess Anne and The
Queen were the most adapted in the ex Royal Family, but there was a difference: in the
beginning The Queen learned from the others but Anne did the things alone; The Queen
learned how to prepare tea because Beverly showed her, but Anne installed a washing
machine only with a toolbox and the instructions.

CHAPTER 7: NO MONEY, NO FOOD


RESUMEN ESPAOL
La Reina estaba desayunando cuando Trish McPherson llam a su casa. Estuvieron
hablando sobre su situacin, ya no tenan dinero para comer y dependan de la caridad de
los vecinos. La Reina le pidi dinero a Trish; esta dijo que un cheque para ellos estaba en
camino, pero que tardaran una semana en recibirlo. La Reina se quej diciendo que no
tenan dinero ni comida para aguantar una semana, por ello, Trish la indic que debera
ir al Departamento de la Seguridad Social y preguntar por los pagos de emergencia. La
Reina se puso en camino rpidamente.
Mientras tanto, Fitzroy Toussaint llegaba a Hell Close. Era el hijo de Philomena
Toussaint, la vecina y amiga de la Reina Madre. Fitzroy fue a casa de su madre pero all
no haba nadie; ley la nota que haba para l en la cocina donde deca que estaba en el
bungal de la Reina Madre. Y all fue. Fitzroy tom el t con ellas, y cuando Philomena
se fue a la cocina, ambos empezaron a hablar sobre las apuestas en las carreras de caballos.
Fitzroy organizaba apuestas a travs de llamadas telefnicas, ya que cuando cumpli los
18 aos su madre le hizo jurar que nunca ira a un local de apuestas. La Reina Madre le
dio un billete de 5 para que lo apostara en un caballo llamado Sea Mist que participaba
en una carrera a las 2 en punto de la tarde. Fitzroy llam por telfono a unos contactos y
l tambin apost por ese caballo. A los 15 minutos, el telfono de Fitzroy volvi a sonar:
Sea Mist haba sido el ganador de la carrera; Fitzroy y la Reina Madre haban ganado.
Cuando Fitzroy se march, estaba muy contento de la nueva amistad de su madre.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The Queen was having her breakfast when Trish McPherson knocked the door. They were
talking about their situation, and it wasnt very good because the ex Royal Family didnt
have money and they depend on the charity of neighbors. The Queen asked her if she
could give them some money, but Trish said that they would receive a cheque within a
week. The Queen told her that they couldnt survive a week without any money, so she
went quickly to the Department of Social Security and asked for and Emergency Payment.

Fitzroy Toussaint arrived to Hell Close. He was Philomena Toussaints son. He went to
his mothers house but she wasnt there. There was a note where Philomena said she was
in the Queen Mothers house. He went to see them and drunk some tea with them.
Philomena went to the kitchen a moment, and the Queen Mother and Fitzroy was talking
about bets.
Fitzroy organized bets using his mobile, because when he was 18 he promise to her
mother that he would never go to a betting shop. The Queen Mother gave him a 5 note
because she wanted to put that money on a horse called Sea Mist (there was a horse racing
at 2 oclock). Fitzroy called with his mobile and was talking some minutes; he also put
some money on the same horse. Then his mobile rang again: Sea Mist was the winner and
they too.
When Fitzroy left the house he was very happy because the new friend of his mother.
ACTIVIDADES
- Fitzroy promised his mother that he would never go into a betting shop. How did he
keep his promise? He organized bets using his mobile and he received his money in a
bank account.
- Why did Fitzroy and the Queen Mother like each other and why were both happy? They
like each other because the Queen Mother needed a person how could put her money on
a horse racing and Fitzroy liked her because she could be a lucky person. They were
happy because they won the bet.

CHAPTER 8: THE QUEEN GOES TO TOWN


RESUMEN ESPAOL
La Reina fue andando hasta la ciudad; era la primera vez que sala de Hell Close. Fue con
Harris a al Departamento de la Seguridad Social, donde se ayudaba a los desempleados.
La Reina esper una larga cola y su turno lleg cuando quedaban unos minutos para que
cerraran las tiendas y las oficinas. El empleado dijo que no poda darla el cheque porque
no llev ningn recibo de su nueva casa para demostrar que ella viva all. Tampoco se
crey que ella fuera la Reina de Inglaterra ni que hubiera vivido antes en el Palacio de
Buckingham. Cuando la Reina vio que su tiempo se acababa y que no poda conseguir el
dinero para comer durante esa semana, cogi a Harris en brazos y us a su perro para
sensibilizar al empleado. Finalmente, ste le dio algo de dinero.
La Reina us esa tcnica para comprar en otras tiendas, puesto que quera preparar una
sopa. Compr huesos en una carnicera y en otra tienda compr patatas, zanahorias y
cebollas. En casa se puso a cocinar
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The Queen was walking with Harris into town. It was the first time she went out of Hell
Close and she liked it. She went to the Department of Social Security, where they helped
unemployed people. The Queen waited the slow queue. When it was her number it was
the time to close down the shops and offices. The clerk said that he couldnt give her the
cheque because she didnt bring a bill to demonstrate that she lived in Hell Close. The

Queen was desperate because she needed some money, so she took Harris and used him
to awareness the clerk. Finally he gave her some money.
The Queen used that tactic to buy in others shops. She bought some bones in a butchers
shop and some potatoes, carrots and onions. When she arrived to home she started to
cook.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why couldnt the Queen get her Emergency Payment? Because she didnt bring a bill
to demonstrate that she lived in Hell Close.
- How did the Queen finally get some money and what did she think made it possible?
The Queen was desperate because she needed some money, so she took Harris and used
him to awareness the clerk.
- Compare the butchers attitude to his two customers. When the Queen arrived she had
to convince him to let her buy some bones for Harris (she showed him her dog, who had
a bad and sad face). He didnt have good manners with her. But the, a well-dressed man
came into the shop, and the butcher was very kind.
CHAPTER 9: A HAPPY HOME
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Era el primer da de escuela de los hijos de Charles y Diana, William y Harry. Su padre
les llev al colegio. La directora era la seora Strickland. Estaban hablando cuando
empez a gotear agua del techo del colegio. Afuera estaba lloviendo y el agua se filtraba
en el edificio. Los alumnos salieron de sus clases y pusieron cubos de plstico en los
pasillos para que el agua no encharcara el suelo. La directora le dijo a Charles que el
colegio necesitaba dinero, a pesar de las recolectas que se haban hecho, porque los padres
de los alumnos tampoco tenan mucho dinero para aportar.
Charles volvi a su casa y se fue al jardn. All haba comenzado a plantar zanahorias. l
estaba muy feliz con su nueva vida, se haba acostumbrado muy bien. Pero Diana no;
menta a su marido dicindole que ella tambin estaba contenta, pero no era verdad. Ellos
tambin disponan de poco dinero, y lo usaban para el abono del jardn. Diana notaba a
Charles muy cambiado, y era verdad, porque Charles se haba enamorado de su vecina
Beverly (a pesar de que su aspecto aquella maana no fuera muy agradable, ya que vesta
una minifalda, ola a tabaco, y Charles vio que le faltaban 3 dientes).
Despus, Diana entristeci cuando record el jucio pendiente de Charles y pens que su
marido poda ir a la crcel.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
It was the first day at the school to Charles and Dianas sons, William y Harry. Their
father took them to the school and they were talking with the headmistress, Mrs
Strickland. Suddenly it was started to rain into the school, because it was raining outside
but the water came into through the cracks of the ceiling. The students put on the floor
some plastic buckets in the corridors. Mrs Strickland told Charles that the school needed

money; they tried fund-raising but the parents of the students didnt have too much
money.
Charles came to his house and went to his garden. He used it to cultivate carrots. He was
very happy with his new life, he adapted very well, but not Diana. She lied her husband
and said that she was happy too, but it wasnt true. And Diana felt that Charles had
changed; it was true, because he had fallen in love with Beverly (in spite of her face
wasnt beauty that day, she had dressed with a mini-skirt and Charles noticed that she
didnt have three teeth).
Then Diana was sad because she remembered that Charles had a trial and he could go to
the prison.
ACTIVIDADES
- What did Diana and Charles each want to do with the money they had? Diana said that
she needed a haircut but Charles wanted to spend their money in fertilizer for the garden.
Charles adapted very well to his new life but Diana not and she was still thinking about
herself.
- Summarise briefly the problems that Marigold Road Junior School had. The ceiling had
a lot of cracks and the water came into the school through them. The school didnt have
money but they couldnt do anymore because the parents of the students didnt have too
much money.
- Why was Diana feeling sad at the end of the chapter? Diana was sad for tow reason: the
first one was that she felt that Charles had changed, and the second one was that she
remembered that Charles had a trial and he could go to the prison.
CHAPTER 10: SPIGGY
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Spiggy, en vecino manitas de Hell Close, estaba en casa de Anne, la hija de la Reina. A
pesar de que Anne haba instalado ella sola su lavadora, algo hizo mal y cuando regres
a casa el suelo de la cocina estaba encharcado de agua. Despus de la reparacin
estuvieron hablando mucho rato; ella estaba sorprendida porque l no saba
absolutamente nada de ella ni de ex Familia Real. Ambos estaban divorciados y
decidieron quedar para salir a tomar algo una noche.
La Reina vio muy mal a su marido Philip, haca tres das que no coma. El doctor Potter
fue a su casa para hacerle un chequeo y dijo que lo mejor sera llevarle al hospital. El
doctor estuvo haciendo llamadas telefnicas desde su mvil para encontrar una cama libre
al Principe Philip, ya que muchos hospitales estaban llenos. Finalmente encontr una en
un hospital psiquitrico. La Reina acompa a su marido a su nuevo hogar y le prometi
que pronto ira a visitarle.
Cuando regres a casa, la Reina vio que haba una carta para ella, de su hijo Edward. En
ella contaba que haba odo la noticia de la expulsin de la Familia Real de palacio; le
hubiera gustado ir a ayudarles, pero estaba en Nueva Zelanda de gira con su compaa
teatral (estaban representado una obra llamada Sheep).

Por la noche, la Reina fue a casa de su hija Anne, para hacer de canguros de sus nietos
Peter y Zara, ya que Anne iba a salir con Spiggy. La Reina encendi la televisin y vio al
primer ministro Jack Barker hablar sobre su nuevo gobierno, un gobierno donde todos
seran tratados por igual. A la Reina le pareci una idea justa, pero muy cara para llevarla
a cabo, y se pregunt de dnde sacara el dinero para poder cumplir todas sus promesas.
Despus se qued dormida.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Spiggy, the handyman neighbor of Hell Close, was in Annes house (the Queens
daughter). In spite of Anne installed alone her washing machine, she would do something
wrong because the floor was full of water when she arrived to home. They were talking
a lot; Anne was surprised because Spiggy didnt know anything about her and the ex
Royal Family. And they would meet one night to go to a bar, because they were divorced.
The Queen called the doctor because Philip had eaten anything in three days. The Doctor
Potter said that the best thing was took him in a hospital. He was calling with his mobile,
because first he had to find a free bed for Philip (all the hospital were full). Finally he
found a place in a mental hospital. The Queen went with her husband to his new home
and she promised that she would go to see him soon.
When she returned to home, the Queen saw a letter for her sent by her son Edward. He
was very worry because noticed the new that his family was expelled to the palace. He
wanted to be with them, but he was in New Zealand with a theatre company (the play
called Sheep).
At night, the Queen went to Annes house to babysit her grandsons Peter and Zara. Anne
went to go to a bar with Spiggy. The Queen turned on the TV and saw the Prime Minister
Jack Barker talking about his new way to govern, a way without differences between
social classes and everybody could have the same chances. The Queen thought that it was
a good idea but very expensive to do it real and she thought how Jack Barker could find
the money. Then she went to sleep.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why did Anne enjoy talking to Spiggy? Because he was a nice man and he didnt know
anything about her and the ex Royal Family. She could be herself with him.
- Where was Prince Edward and what was he doing? He was in New Zealand with a
theatre company (the play called Sheep).
CHAPTER 11: ANOTHER VISIT FROM TRISH
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Trish McPherson, la asistenta social, se encargaba de varios casos en Hell Close, entre
ellos el de los hijos del matrimonio Threadgold. Beverly siempre la deca que ellos eran
buenos padres, pero iba a ser difcil recuperar a sus hijos, Lisa-Marie and Vernon. Ambos
estaban con la familia Duncan, vivan temporalmente en su casa.

Trish dej su maletn lleno de documentos en el coche antes de dirigirse a casa de la


Reina. La Reina no quera ver a Trish, porque sus reuniones no servan para nada ya que
sus problemas no se solucionaban: no tena dinero, su hijo Charles podra ir a la crcel,
su marido Philip estaba en un hospital psiquitrico
Mientras ellas hablaban, Tony Threadgold rob el maletn de Trish que dej en el coche.
Por la tarde, fue a casa de la Reina y estuvieron leyendo los documentos juntos.
Descubrieron que los hijos del matrimonio padecan una enfermedad que haca que sus
huesos fueran frgiles. El matrimonio Threadgold nunca maltrat a sus hijos, pero
siempre tenan huesos rotos. Tal vez con esos documentos podan demostrar que no eran
malos padres.
NOTA: el informe mdico que encontraron la Reina y Tony estaba en un sobre que
todava no estaba abierto, por lo tanto Trish an no lo haba ledo.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Trish McPherson, the social worker, visited some neighbors of Hell Close every day, for
example the Threadgold. Beverly always said that they were good parents, but it was
going to be difficult to recuperate their children, Lisa-Marie and Vernon. In that moment,
they lived with the Duncan in their house.
Thrish left her briefcase in the car and went to visit the Queen. But the Queen didnt want
to see her, because she thought that their meetings werent necessary; the Queen
continued having problems: she didnt have money, Prince Charles could go to prison,
her husband Philip was in a mental hospital
While they were talking, Tony Threadgold was stealing the Trish briefcase. At night,
Tony went to the Queens house with the briefcase and they started to read the papers.
They discovered that his children had brittle bone disease. The Threadgold never abused
them, but they always had some broken bones. Maybe the Threadgold could demonstrate
that they werent bad parents with that documents.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why did Trish think that the Threadgold were unstable? Because Beverly was very
nervous and one time she tried to attack Trish.
- Why did the Queen find life horrible? Because she didnt have money, Prince Charles
could go to prison, her husband Philip was in a mental hospital, her doughter Anne had a
relationship with a handyman and she couldnt feed Harris.
- If Trish had read the letter in her briefcase, what would she have realized? She would
discover that the Threadgold werent bad parents and it was possible thet could recuperate
their children.
CHAPTER 12: CHARLES IN COURT AGAIN
RESUMEN ESPAOL
Era el da del juicio de Charles y Beverly contra el polica PC Ludlow. El primero en
declarar fue el polica, y casi no recordaba las mentiras que dijo en el juicio anterior. El

abogado de la defensa, Oliver Lebutt le pregunt por una libreta donde l haba apuntado
lo que sucedi ese da; PC Ludlow dijo que no pudo traerse esa libreta porque se le cay
al ro, intentando salvar a un gatito (esto hizo que el jurado creyera en su inocencia).
Despus declar Charles. l explic que vio como el polica agarraba fuertemente a
Berverly del brazo, y por eso fue a ayudarla. Pero la pelea haba causado serios daos a
PC Ludlow, ya que tena la barbilla llena de cicatrices y deba llevar barba el resto de su
vida para ocultarlas. Oliver Lebutt intent sensibilizar al jurado hablando sobre la triste
infancia de Charles y humillndolo.
Cuando el jurado popular volvi de su reunin, anunciaron su veredicto: encontraban a
Beverly inocente (rpidamente Tony abraz a su mujer), pero a Charles culpable; su
condena era estar 6 meses en la crcel. Diana comenz a llorar, pero antes de que la polica
se lo llevaran, Charles le susurr algo a su mujer: riega las plantas.
Por la tarde todos estaban en casa de la Reina Madre, ya que sta se puso muy enferma
cuando se enter de la noticia de su nieto. Philomena Toussaint estaba dndola de comer
en la cama.
Charles estaba en una pequea celda con tres hombres ms; era una habitacin estrecha
y con literas. Estaba muy preocupado por su jardn; deba enviar una carta a Diana con
instrucciones cuanto antes.
NOTA 1: el Prncipe Charles tena el pelo largo recogido en una coleta (ponytail).
NOTA 2: en este captulo se muestra lo emotiva que es la familia de los Threadgold, ya
que hicieron una fiesta para celebrar la inocencia de Beverly. En cambio el resto de
componentes de la Familia Real no se preocuparon por Diana despus de que se llevaran
a Charles a la crcel.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
It was the trial of Charles and Beverly against PC Ludlow. The policeman was the first
to talk about what happened and he tried to remember the lies that he said at the previous
trial. Oliver Lebutt, the lawyer for the defence, asked him where was his notebook. PC
Ludlow had a notebook where he wrote what happened that day, but he said that he
couldnt bring it because he lost it when he was saving a little cat in the river (in that
moment the jury believed in his innocence).
Then Charles told his version. He saw the policeman pulling Beverlys arm, and he went
to help her. But the chin of PC Ludlow was scarred and he would wear beard to hide them
for the rest of his life. Oliver Lebutt tried to awareness the jury talking about the Charless
difficult childhood and humiliating him.
The jury had a meeting and came back quickly. The verdict was: Beverly was innocent
(Tony hunged and kissed her) but Charles was guilty; he would be in prison during six
months. Diana started to cry, but Charles could tell her something before the policemen
took him: water the plants.
The whole Royal Family was in the Queen Mothers house, because she was ill when she
knew the sentence of Charles. Philomena Toussaint was feeding her in the bed.

Charles was in a little and narrow cell; there were three men and two bunk beds. He only
thought in his plants. He had to write Diana quickly and send her instructions.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why was the Queen angry with Charles? Because Charles looked like a poor man with
his ponytale; he had to cut his hair and wear better clothes.
- Why did Diana think the Royal Family wasnt emotional? Because nobody asked how
did she feel after the policemen took Charles to his cell.
- Apart from the letter to his mother, what other letters did Charles want to write? He
promised to the Queen that he would write her every day. Also he had to write to Diana
to remember her that she had to water the garden. But the prisoners could only send a
letter per week.

CHAPTER 13: A HORSE CALLED GILBERT


RESUMEN ESPAOL
Spiggy fue a casa de Anne montado a caballo, llamado Gilbert. Le compr el animal a un
hombre en un bar porque no poda mantenerlo, y pens que sera una bonita sorpresa para
Anne. Construira un establo en el jardn de Anne porque era muy amplio y mantendran
el caballo entre los dos.
La Reina recibi una carta de su hijo Charles desde la crcel. En ella contaba lo horrible
que era la crcel: estaba casi todo el tiempo metido en la celda, tena hambre y se aburra.
Tambin contaba que el director de la crcel era muy amable con l, porque saba que su
madre fue la Reina. Pero esto le traa problemas con el resto de reclusos, de manera que
le dijo a su madre que escribiera una carta al director, pidindole que cambiara su
comportamiento (y as lo hizo). Tambin confes que pensaba en Beverly y el nico
mensaje que quera transmitirle a Diana quera que recordara regar las plantas.
Ese mismo da Charles recibi una carta de Diana, pero no contaba nada interesante, slo
que ltimamente estaba muy ocupada, que por fin se haba ido a cortar el pelo y que su
hijo William haba suspendido un examen de matemticas.
Mientras tanto, Sayako estaba comprando en la tienda ms cara de Londres: Harrods. Ella
era la hija del emperador de Japn y estaba visitando la ciudad. Llevaba todo el da de
compras, le gustaba la moda y gastaba mucho dinero en ella. Se alojaba en un nuevo hotel
que abri haca poco en Londres: Buckingham Palace Hotel.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Spiggy went to Annes house reading a horse called Gilbert. He bought the animal from
a man in a bar, because he couldnt keep it, and he thought that it could be a nice surprise
to Anne. He would build a stable in the Annes garden because her garden was the biggest
in Hell Close, and they could keep the horse together.

The Queen received a letter sent by Charles from the prison. He wrote about the life in
there was horrible: he was always in his little cell, he was hungry and bored. He also said
that the Governor of the prison was very kind with him and it was causing problems with
the other men, for that reason Charles asked his mother if she could send a letter to the
Governor demanding a new attitude with Charles (and she did it). Charles said too that
he was thinking about Beverly every moment and the only thing that he wanted to say to
Diana was that she had to remember to water the plants.
That day Charles received a letter written by Diana, but she didnt tell anything important:
she was very busy, she went to a haircut and her son Williams didnt pass a Mathematics
exam.
Meanwhile, Sayako was buying in the most expensive shop in London: Harrods. She was
the Emperor of Japans daughter and she was visiting the city. She was shopping all the
day because she liked the fashion and she spent a lot of money on it. She was living in
the new hotel in London: Buckingham Palace Hotel.
ACTIVIDADES
- Why was Charles having problems with the other men? Because the Governor of the
prison had a special treatment with him, because he know that Charles mother was the
Queen.
- How do we know that Sayako was rich? She is the Emperor of Japans daughter, she
spent a lot of money in the most expensive shop in London and she was living in the new
Buckingham Palace Hotel (maybe it wasnt a cheap hotel).

CHAPTER 14: A SAD DAY


RESUMEN ESPAOL
Philomenan cuidaba de la Reina Madre; estaba muy enferma. La Reina quera llamar a
un mdico pero Philomena dijo que era una persona mayor y que ya era hora de dejarla
descansar y que durmiera para siempre. Toda la Familia Real fue a la habitacin donde
estaba la Reina Madre para despedirse de ella.
Cuando muri, Philomena y Beverly se encargaron de preparar el cuerpo. Ellas saban
cmo y no era la primera vez que lo hacan; solan adecentar a las personas que moran
en Hell Close porque los vecinos no tenan dinero para pagar ese servicio. Ellas
maquillaron los ojos, labios y mejillas de la Reina Madre, y la vistieron con su vestido
azul favorito.
El director de la prisin permiti que Charles saliera para ir al entierro. Pero Chales pens
que si l sala, escapara para no volver a la crcel.
Diana trajo unas flores que cogi del jardn, pero en realidad eran cebollas. La flor favorita
de la Reina Madre eran los lirios, por eso alguien deba comprar flores de esa especie.
Fitzroy Toussaint (el hijo de Philomena) entr en la habitacin. l y Diana se miraron y
ambos sintieron algo especial. Se fueron los dos juntos a comprar las flores; Diana
conduca el coche de Fitzroy.

De camino a la tienda, estuvieron escuchando msica de Pavarotti en la radio. La Reina,


que estaba comprando en un supermercado, les vio rindose en el coche. Y Diana vio a
su cuada Anne con Spiggy montando a caballo.
Mientras tanto, el jardn de Charles ya no tena cebollas porque Diana las cogi
confundindolas con flores, y el agua se estaba secando.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
Philomena was took care the Queen Mother; she was very ill. The Queen wanted to call
a doctor, but Philomena said that she was an old woman and it was time she sleep
forever. All the Royal Family went to the room where the Queen Mother was and they
said goodbye to her.
When she died, Philomenta and Beverly knew how to prepare a dead body. They used to
do when someone in Hell Close died, because the neighbors didnt have money to pay
for that service. They made up the Queen Mothers eyes, lips and cheeks and they had
dressed her with her favorite blue dress.
The Governor of the prison allowed Charles went to the funeral of his grandmother. And
Charles thought that he could escape when he would be out.
Diana took some flowers form the garden, but really they were onions. The Queen Mother
liked lilies so someone had to go to buy some of them. Fitzroy Toussaint (the Philomenas
son) came into the room. He and Diana looked each other and they felt something special.
They went together to buy the flowers; Diana drove Fitzroys car.
On the way to the shop, Diana and Fitzroy were listening to Pavarotti on the radio. The
Queen was in a supermarket and saw them laughing in the car. And Diana could see Anne
with Spiggy riding the horse.
Meanwhile, the Charles garden was without onions and water.
ACTIVIDADES
- What decision do you think Charles made when he looked out of his cell window? He
thought that if he could go out of the prison, he would escape.
- Why did Diana like Fitzroy? Because he was very tall and he was very well dressed. His
fingernails were clean.

CHAPTER 15: THE FUNERAL


RESUMEN ESPAOL
La noticia de la muerte de la Reina Madre ocup muy pocas lneas en los peridicos. La
noticia ms importante trataba sobre una crisis de prstamo que sufra Inglaterra en ese
momento: Japn prest dinero a Inglaterra, pero result que el Banco de Inglaterra estaba
vaco, no haba dinero para devolver el prstamo, y Japn quera su dinero de vuelta.

Spyggy estaba construyendo un atad para la Reina Madre. Anne fue a ayudarle para
pintar un carro, donde sera puesto el atad. La Reina estaba muy cansada y, por primera
vez desde la muerte de su madre, comenz a llorar.
A la maana siguiente, todos los vecinos ayudaron a la Familia Real a preparar el funeral.
Chales apareci en Hell Close acompaado de un polica. Cuando el atad fue puesto en
el carro, los vecinos fueron uno por uno a abrazar a la Reina. Eso la hizo sentir mejor, ya
que se encontraba un poco sola: Anne estaba llorando agrazada a Spiggy y Fitzroy ofreca
su brazo a Diana.
Despus, Charles le dijo al polica que quera ver su jardn; pero el agente necesitaba ir al
bao, por ello, le permiti que fuera solo. Charles se horroriz al ver el lamentable aspecto
de su jardn, pero rpidamente llam a Diana. Ella le trajo una muda limpia y le dio algo
de dinero. Charles se escap a Escocia.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The news of the Queen Mothers death was very small in the newspaper. The most
important news was the loan crisis: Japan lent some money to England but The Bank of
England was empty and Japan wanted his money back.
Spyggy was making a coffin for the Queen Mother. He and Anne painted the cart where
the coffin would put on it. The Queen was very tired.
In the next morning, all the neighbors were helping the Royan Family. A policeman
appeared with Charles in Hell Close. When the coffin was put onto the cart, the neighbors
gave the Queen a hug, one by one. The Queen like that because she was alone: Anne was
crying with Spiggy and Fitzroy offered to Diana his arm.
Charles said to the policeman that he wanted to see his garden. The policeman needed to
go to the toilet so he left Charles alone. Charles was horrified when he saw his dead
garden, but quickly he called Diana. She gave him new clothes and some money, and
Charles escaped to Scontland.
ACTIVIDADES
- What did Spiggy do to make the Queen think he was a kind man? The Queen saw how
Spiggy was very kind with her daughter Anne, but the Queen thought that he was a good
man when Spiggy was making a coffin for the Queen Mother and when he made some
tea to the Queen when she felt very sad.
- How did the neighbors show their kindness to the Queen on the day of her mothers
funeral? All the neighbors brought some food and flowers to the funeral. And the Queen
didnt feel alone when the neighbors hugged her.
- What did Charles do when the guard went to the toilet? He called Diana and she gave
him a tracksuit, trainers and some money. Charles escaped to Scotland.

CHAPTER 16: A FAMILY IN CHAOS

RESUMEN ESPAOL
La Reina estaba en el hospital psiquitrico con su marido Philip. Estaban viendo juntos
la televisin. Unas imgenes mostraban al Emperador Akihito de Japn, su hija Sayaco y
Jack Barker. El primer ministro deca que l haba intentado dar lo mejor de l para que
no hubiera diferencias entre clases y que todos tuvieran las mismas oportunidades, pero
que an haba que hacer muchos cambios y que los anunciara en una rueda de prensa al
da siguiente.
Cuando la Reina regres a su casa, tena una carta de Charles. En ella l contaba que
estaba bien; pretenda construir una cabaa en Escocia y vivir en ella. Tambin recibi
una llamada de Australia, era de la compaa de teatro donde trabajaba el Prncipe
Edward: se haba escapado.
En ese momento la Reina pens que su familia era un autntico caos: Philip estaba en un
hospital psiquitrico, su hijo Charles se escap de la justicia, Edward estaba desaparecido
y su madre haba muerto. Anne estaba saliendo con un obrero y Diana con un hombre
negro. Y Harris se estaba convirtiendo en un perro agresivo.
Pero la Reina pensaba que el primer ministro Jack Barker anunciara su dimisin al da
siguiente y guard la esperanza de que posiblemente pronto estuviera de nuevo en palacio.
Invit a todos los vecinos en su casa para ver las noticias del da siguiente.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The Queen was in the mental hospital with Philip. They were watching the TV. The
images showed the Emperor Akihito of Japan, his daughter Sayaco and Jack Barker. The
Prime Minister said that he had done his best to come true his promises: no difference
between social classes and the same chances for everybody. But it could be necessary to
do more changes, and he would tell them the next day in a meeting.
The Queen returned to her house and she saw a letter sent by Charles. He said he was fine
and maybe he would build a cabin in Scotland. Then, an Australian called the Queen; he
said that he was a workmate of Edward in the theatre company but Edward disappeared
some days ago.
The Queen thought that her family was a chaos: Philip was in a mental hospital, her son
Charles escaped to Scotland, Edward was disappeared and her mother had died. Anne
was with a handyman and Diane was with a black man. And Harris got wild.
But the Queen thought that the Prime Minister would resing and probably she and his
family returned to the palace soon. The Queen invited the whole neighbors to her house
to see the news the next day.
ACTIVIDADES
- What three things made the Queen think that Jack Barker had spent all the money from
Japan? The Queen noticed that the society had improved but the changes could have been
very expensive. She saw that the taxes were smaller; the school had a new roof

- Describe how the Queens family was in chaos. Philip was in a mental hospital, her son
Charles escaped to Scotland, Edward was disappeared and her mother had died. Anne
was with a handyman and Diane was with a black man. And Harris got wild.
- Why did the Queen decide to invite her neighbors and why did she think it might be a
goodbye party? Because she thought the Prime Minister would resing and probably she
and his family returned to the palace soon

CHAPTER 17: BIG CHANGES


RESUMEN ESPAOL
La Reina limpi su casa antes de que vinieran todos sus invitados. A las 11.00 am empez
la entrevista.
Jack Barker apareci en el balcn del Palacio de Buckingham. Dijo que Inglaterra y Japn
haban firmado un acuerdo de amistad, por ello todos los cambios que se haban realizado
fueron gracias al dinero que Japn prest a Inglaterra. Pero no haca falta devolver el
dinero del prstamo ya que Gran Bretaa se convertira en otra isla ms perteneciente a
Japn.
Todos estaban muy sorprendidos. Vieron como barcos y aviones japoneses entraban en
la ciudad de Londres y cmo la bandera japonesa ondeaba en el mstil del palacio. La
Reina pens que aquello no poda estar pasando; eso no fue lo que ella esperaba.
De repente vio que apareca la hija del emperador, Sayaco, vestida con un traje de novia
blanco y a su lado estaba su marido, que era Edward, el hijo de la Reina. Tambin
sostenan en brazos a Harris.
Pero sucedi que Harris se puso muy agresivo y mordi a la princesa. El emperador
golpe al animal y perdi el apoyo del pueblo ingls. La cmara dej de emitir en ese
momento.
NOTA: Harris llevaba varios das desaparecido.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The Queen cleaned her house before her neighbors came in. At 11:00 am the meeting
started.
Jack Barker appeared in the balcony of the Buckingham Palace. He said that England had
a new relationship with Japan and all the changes that he did were possible with the
money that Japan lent to England. But it wasnt necessary that England gave back the
money to Japan because in that moment Great Britain was a Japanese island.
Everybody was shocked. They saw Japanese ships and planes come into London and the
flag of Japan was flying over Buckingham Palace. The Queen thought that it couldnt be
possible, it wasnt the same that she thought the previous day.

Sayaco, the Emperors daughter, appeared on the balcony. She was dressed with a white
dress like a bride and she was with her husband: Edward, the Queens son. Harris was
there too.
But suddenly, something happened: Harris was very aggressive and he bit Sayaco. The
Emperor hit the dog and he lost the English peoples support.
ACTIVIDADES
- What had Jack Barker done? He sold Grand Britain to Japan.
- What did Sayaco try to do to win the support of the British public and how did this
wrong? She was holding Harris in her arms, to demonstrate that she liked animals. But
Harris bit her and the Emperor hit the dog.
CHAPTER 18: EPILOGUE
RESUMEN ESPAOL
La Reina se despert y observ que estaba en su habitacin de palacio. Todo haba sido
un sueo. Cuando encendi la televisin, pudo comprobar que el Partido Conservador
haba ganado las elecciones. La Monarqua no corra peligro.
RESUMEN ENGLISH
The Queen woke up in her bedroom in Buckingham Palace. It was a dream. When she
turned on the TV, she could see that the Conservative Party won the election. The
Monarchy wasnt in ganger.
ACTIVIDADES
- What is the explanation for the whole story? The Queen had a nightmare.

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