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Thread #49293   Message #866734
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
14-Jan-03 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Subject: RE: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
As for "pretty", maybe these animals have pretty shells.

But the main point of the story is how the suitor and and magician dealt with the cruel princess and her magic windows. By hiding in her hair, a part of herself that she could not see out the window, they got the better of her. Her feelings about the creature in her hair are unimportant.

It's interesting to think that if we didn't have good-quality mirrors, none of us would know what our own hair looks like.