Artist K. Krylova Most mermaid love to hear stories about the world of people up there. Old grandmother had to tell her what she knew about ships and cities, people and animals. Especially wonderful and amazing Little Mermaid seemed that the flowers on earth smell – not like here, on the sea floor – green woods there, and fish among the branches sing so loudly and beautifully, that just heard. Grandmother called fish birds, or granddaughter would not have understood her because they've never never known birds.
– When you fifteen years of age – said the grandmother, – to permit you to come to the surface, to sit in the moonlight on the rocks and watch the huge ships sailing past on the forest town! This year the senior princess just was performed for fifteen years, but the sisters were the same age, and it appeared that only five years old, the youngest will be able to rise from the sea bottom and see what life is like us up here. However, each promised to tell others that she I saw and what she enjoyed most about the first day – the stories my grandmother, they were little, I wanted to know more about. None of the nurses are not attracted to the surface so, as the most junior, quiet, wistful Little Mermaid, which had wait the longest. Night after night she spent at the open window and all looked up through the dark blue water, which splashed their tails and fins of fish. Moon and stars seen her, and though they shone quite pale, but seemed through the water much more than we do. And if by slipping them like a dark cloud, she knew that it was a whale swims, or ship, and on it a lot of people, and, of course, to them and had no idea that beneath them pretty mermaid drawn to ship her white hands.