Ah, he’s a handsome youth in his copper armor. I hope he makes it to the top of the glass mountain. I just might marry him. Yes, I think I would! He is more attractive every moment! What is he doing? Why is he turning around? Doesn’t he find me attractive? Well, have this golden apple, youth. Catch it and know that you have caught my eye, though I seem not to have caught yours.

The Princess on the Glass Hill in The Princess on the Glass Hill, Blue Fairy Book. Illustration by Kay Nielsen.