The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid - Hans Christian Andersen, Lisbeth Zwerger, Anthea Bell Weren't we all girls mesmerized at how beautiful to be a mermaid was? Weren't we all secretly wishing one day we would wash up on the shore and someone (not just anyone though, had to be a handsome prince) would take our hands and say "it's okay, dear girl, I'm here for you now"?

Weren't we all just wishing to be strangers of the human world, as The Little Mermaid was?
Well I surely hoped I would have been.