Ring me once and you’ll summon the king of the eagles. Ring me twice and the king of foxes will come to you. Ring me three times and the king of fishes will appear.

I belong to the fairies and if I am in your possession, then you have distinguished yourself as the fairies’ friend.

All the rulers of all the kingdoms—fishes, eagles, foxes, and, indeed, the whole earth—will hear my tiny ring.

The Tiny Bell in The Flower Queen’s Daughter, Yellow Fairy Book. Picture by Lucy Lundberg.

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