While sitting in the tree I could do my work in safety and silence, but now the king's dogs have sniffed me out. They're barking at the base of the tree, and the men are calling me to come down. I've thrown them my girdle, my garters, and my dress, and they still won't leave me be! Go away!
If only I could speak!
The Swan Sister in The Six Swans, Yellow Fairy Book