I meet my twelve friends in an underground palace, and we dine together at a long table. Then we raise a glass, and we each make a toast to our mothers and fathers.
When I raise my glass, I toast to a lady.
A health to my dearest lady.
Long may she live, and well!
But a curse on the cruel mother
That burnt my golden shell!
The Crab Prince in The Golden Crab, Yellow Fairy Book. Painting by Leonardo da Vinci.