Hans Christian Andersen: The Little Mermaid. AR out in the ocean, where the water is. There dwell the Sea King and his. We must not imagine that there is nothing at the bottom of the. No, indeed; the most singular flowers and. In the deepest spot of all, stands the. Sea King. Its walls are built of coral, and the long.
The roof is formed of shells. Their appearance is.
She was a very wise woman, and exceedingly proud of her. She was. however, deserving of very great praise, especially for her care of the. They were six beautiful. All day long they played in the great halls of the castle. The large amber. windows were open, and the fish swam in, just as the swallows fly into. Outside the castle there was a beautiful garden, in which grew.
The earth itself was the finest sand, but blue as the flame. Over everything lay a peculiar blue radiance, as if. In calm weather the sun.
Each of the young princesses had a little plot of ground. One arranged. her flower- bed into the form of a whale; another thought it better to. She was a strange child, quiet and thoughtful; and while her. It was the. representation of a handsome boy, carved out of pure white stone, which. She planted by the. It grew splendidly, and very soon.
The Little Mermaid holds special significance for Disney, which produced an animated version of the story in 1989. That pic, which followed the adventures of Ariel. The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It was first released on November 17, 1989 and later re-released on November 14.
Nothing gave her so much pleasure as to hear about. She made her old grandmother tell her all she.
To her it. seemed most wonderful and beautiful to hear that the flowers of the land. Her grandmother. called the little birds fishes, or she would not have understood her; for. However, each promised to tell the others what. None of them longed so much for her. Many nights she stood by the open. She could see the moon and. When something like a black cloud passed between her and.
When she came back, she had hundreds of things to talk. Oh, did not the youngest. She rose just. as the sun was setting, and this, she said, was the most beautiful sight. The whole sky looked like gold, while violet and rose- colored. She also swam. towards the sun; but it sunk into the waves, and the rosy tints faded. On the banks. she saw green hills covered with beautiful vines; palaces and castles. In a narrow. creek she found a whole troop of little human children, quite naked, and.
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But she said she should never forget the. She. could see for so many miles around her, and the sky above looked like a.
She had seen the ships, but at such a great distance that. The dolphins sported in the waves, and the. They were of the most singular shapes, and glittered like diamonds. Towards evening, as the sun went down, dark.
On all the ships the sails were reefed with fear and. They wished themselves back again in the water, and. Yet often, in the evening hours, the five. They had more beautiful voices than any human being could have. But the sailors could not understand the song.
And these things were never to. Sea King. Then the old lady ordered eight. Oh, how gladly she would.
The. red flowers in her own garden would have suited her much better, but she. Farewell,” and rose as lightly as a. The sun had just set as she raised. The sea was calm, and the air mild and fresh. A large ship. with three masts, lay becalmed on the water, with only one sail set; for.
There was music and song on board; and, as darkness came on, a. The little mermaid swam close to the cabin windows; and. Among. them was a young prince, the most beautiful of all, with large black. The sailors were dancing on deck, but when the prince. The little mermaid was so startled that she. Great suns spurted fire about, splendid fireflies.
The ship itself was so brightly illuminated that all the. The colored lanterns had been. After a while, the sails were quickly unfurled, and the noble ship. A dreadful. storm was approaching; once more the sails were reefed, and the great. The waves rose. mountains high, as if they would have overtopped the mast; but the ship.
To the little mermaid this appeared pleasant sport; not. At length the ship groaned and creaked; the thick. The little mermaid now perceived that the crew. At one. moment it was so pitch dark that she could not see a single object, but a. So she swam about among the. Then she dived deeply under the dark. His limbs were failing him, his beautiful eyes were closed.
The sun rose up red and glowing from the water. The mermaid kissed his high, smooth forehead.
Presently they came in sight of land; she saw lofty blue mountains. Near the coast were beautiful green forests, and close by stood a. Orange. and citron trees grew in the garden, and before the door stood lofty. The sea here formed a little bay, in which the water was quite. Then. bells sounded in the large white building, and a number of young girls. The little mermaid swam out farther from the shore. She did not wait long before she saw a young girl.
She seemed frightened at first, but only. But to her he sent no smile; he knew not that she had saved him. She had always been silent and thoughtful, and now she. Her sisters asked her what she had seen during her. She saw the fruits in the garden ripen till they were.
It was her only comfort to sit in her own little garden, and. At. length she could bear it no longer, and told one of her sisters all about. Then the others heard the secret, and very soon it became known to.
It was built of. bright yellow shining stone, with long flights of marble steps, one of. Splendid gilded cupolas rose over. Through the clear crystal of the lofty. In the centre of the largest saloon a. Now that she. knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of. Here she would sit and watch the young prince, who thought himself.
She saw him many times of an evening. She. peeped out from among the green rushes, and if the wind caught her long. On many a night, too, when the fishermen, with their. And she remembered.
They could fly over the sea in ships, and mount the. There was so much that she wished to know, and her sisters were. Then she applied to her old. We sometimes live to three hundred years, but. We have. not immortal souls, we shall never live again; but, like the green. It rises up through the clear.
As we rise out of the water, and. Why have not we an immortal soul?” asked the little mermaid mournfully.
I would give gladly all the hundreds of years that I have to live, to be. You must not think of that,” said the old woman; “we feel ourselves to. So I shall die,” said the little mermaid, “and as the foam of the sea I. Is there anything I can do to win. No,” said the old woman, “unless a man were to love you so much that you.
He would give a soul to you and retain his. Your fish’s tail, which amongst. Then the little mermaid sighed, and looked sorrowfully at her fish’s.
This. evening we are going to have a court ball.”. It is one of those splendid sights which we can never see on earth. The. walls and the ceiling of the large ball- room were of thick, but. May hundreds of colossal shells, some of a deep red. Innumerable fishes, great and small. Through. the halls flowed a broad stream, and in it danced the mermen and the.
No one on earth has. The little mermaid sang more sweetly than. The whole court applauded her with hands and tails; and for a. But she soon thought again of the world. I will venture all for. I will go to the sea witch, of whom I have always been.
And then the little mermaid went out from her garden, and took the road. She had. never been that way before: neither flowers nor grass grew there; nothing. Through the midst of these crushing. Beyond this stood her house, in the centre of a strange forest.
The branches were long slimy arms, with fingers like flexible. All that could be. The little mermaid was so alarmed at what. She fastened her. She laid her hands together across her bosom, and then she darted.
The white skeletons of. In the midst of this spot stood a house, built with. There sat the sea witch, allowing. She called the ugly water- snakes her little chickens. You want to get rid of your fish’s tail, and to have two. And then the witch laughed so loud and disgustingly, that the toad. I will. prepare a draught for you, with which you must swim to land tomorrow.
Your tail will. then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will. But all who see. you will say that you are the prettiest little human being they ever saw.
If you will bear all this, I will help you.”. Yes, I will,” said the little princess in a trembling voice, as she. You will never return. The first morning after he.
I will do it,” said the little mermaid, and she became pale as death. You have the sweetest voice of any who dwell here in the depths of. I have for the price of my draught. My own blood must be mixed with. But if you take away my voice,” said the little mermaid, “what is left.
Your beautiful form, your graceful walk, and your expressive eyes. Well, have you lost your.
Put out your little tongue that I may cut it off as my payment. It shall be,” said the little mermaid. The steam that rose. Every moment the witch threw something else into the. When at last the magic draught was ready, it looked like the.
Then she cut off. She saw that in her father’s palace the torches in. She stole into the garden. The sun had not risen when she came in sight of the. Then the little mermaid drank the magic draught.
When the sun arose and shone. He fixed his coal- black eyes upon her so. The prince asked her who she.
Every step. she took was as the witch had said it would be, she felt as if treading. She was. very soon arrayed in costly robes of silk and muslin, and was the most. This was. great sorrow to the little mermaid; she knew how much more sweetly she. Oh if he could only know that! Then the little mermaid raised her lovely white arms. At each moment her beauty became more.
Every one was enchanted, especially the. He had a page’s. dress made for her, that she might accompany him on horseback.
They rode. together through the sweet- scented woods, where the green boughs touched. She. climbed with the prince to the tops of high mountains; and although her. While at the prince’s. She beckoned to them, and then.
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