The queen of the Isles, who is the greatest of all queens, envied my beauty. She could not bear to have me around, and so my mother, who is the queen of the Flowery Isles, shut me inside our castle. I was shut in for a long, long time. One day, my friends gathered for a picnic in the meadow, and I begged my mother to let me out to join them.
I had no sooner stepped into the field when the earth split open and swallowed me up.