She Took Off Her Girdle

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A Tiny girl stands on the leaf of a water lily which she arranged to be towed by a butterfly
She took off her girdle and tied one end of it round the butterfly.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A Tiny little girl stands on the leaf of a water lily which she arranged to be towed by a butterfly attached to it with her girdle. This illustration was created for the tale “Little Thumbelina.”

The caption reads in the original Danish: Saa tog hun sit Livbaand, bandt den ene Ende om Sommerfuglen.

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