The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Principles Quotes Page 2
"I won't wait," the Grand Duke talked back to the King. "I'm going to push him off now! That new big hat makes me madder than ever." And he flung out his arms to push Bartholomew off. (137)
Fie and shame, Wilfred. You aren't trying to take care of the Bartholomew problem to please the King; you're trying to do so to please yourself. That hardly qualifies as a set of principles.
"Five Hundred!" exclaimed the King. "Will you sell it for 500 pieces of gold?""Anything you say, Sire," answered Bartholomew. "You see… I've never sold one before."The King's hands trembled with joy as he reached for the hat. (141-143)
Even after all he's been through, Bartholomew still follows his principles by following the King's orders. Of course, he's 500 gold coins richer, so that's hardly a setback.