Thursday, July 24, 2008
"Perhaps this was the one who sang to me so sweetly in the summer," [Thumbelina] said; "and how much pleasure it gave me, you dear, pretty bird."
This is such a sad, sweet part of the story - where Thumbelina finds the dead little bird and she cares for it in it's death. Mouse and Mole are too busy carrying on with business to even bat an eye at the misfortune of the bird.
Did you ever see the Danny Kaye movie "Hans Christian Andersen"? I remember watching it when I was a little girl, and the song "Thumbelina" is stuck in my head now:
Thumbelina, Thumbelina tiny little thing
Thumbelina dance, Thumbelina sing
Thumbelina what’s the difference if you’re very small?
When your heart is full of love you’re nine feet tall