Once upon a time a woodworker was asked by his wife to make a small bed.
The bed was supposed to be the size of a doll bed, but not of any specific size.
The plan of the wife was to present this little bed to a very young niece as a present for her to play with.
Along with the bed, the wife was planning to make several small mattresses and a small doll with a princess' crown on her head. At one side of one of the several mattresses there would be sewn a small green round object - A pea.
With the bed, the mattresses, the princess and the pea, the young niece should be able to play with the things in a way that was already described in an existing fairy tale.
Now two questions arise:
What fairy tale could that be?
Will the woodworker be able to undertake such a task while on board his ship?
The last question is probably the hardest, but lets see in a couple of days.