Student or Learner
Three questions:Hans Christian Andersen
The Emperor's New Suit
Many, many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them; his only ambition was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his soldiers, and the theatre did not amuse him; the only thing, in fact, he thought anything of was to drive out and show a new suit of clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day; and as one would say of a king "He is in his cabinet," so one could say of him, "The emperor is in his dressing-room."
1. When it says the emperor drives out, does it mean he takes out his horse wagon and 'drive out' of his castle to show off his clothes?
2. He had a coat for every hour of the day: now, is this sentence saying that he wore a different coat every hour?
3. "cabinet" - What's the context here? how is this word used? is the word used in a political sense? I didn't think the word cabinet was used in that sense when this story took place.