Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen Little Mermaid: Part 1 - "It was the representation of a handsome boy, carved out of pure white stone, which had fallen to the bottom of the sea from a wreck. She planted by the statue a rose-colored weeping willow. It grew splendidly, and very soon hung its fresh branches over the statue, almost down to the blue sands. The shadow had a violet tint and waved to and fro like the branches; it seemed as if the crown of the tree and the root were at play, and trying to kiss each other." *What a beautiful scene.* - "Many nights she stood by the open window, looking up through the dark blue water and watching the fish as they splashed about with their fins and tails." *It's weird that they have houses under the sea, for some reason.* Little Mermaid: Part 2 - "And these things were never to be beautiful for them, for if the ship sank, the men were drowned, and their dead bodies alone reached the palace of the Sea King."