“But he has nothing on!” a little child cried out at last.
“Just hear what that innocent says!” said the father: and one whispered to another what the child had said.
“But he has nothing on!” said the whole people at length. That touched the Emperor, for it seemed to him that they were right; but the thought within himself, “I must go through with the procession.” And so he held himself a little higher, and the chamberlains held on tighter than ever, and carried the train which did not exist at all.
“The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Hans Christian Anderson