Illustration: Franz Stassen This illustration is from a collection of fairytales, which were originally published around 1904 by german publisher "Scholz Verlag", and have been reprinted by "Verlag Neues Berlin" from GDR in
She met a hedgehog who told her where the wild swans lived. "The Witch's Swans," from Fairy Tales, Illustrated by Nikolai Ustinov. Originally published in 1984 in Germany as "Die Schonsten kindergeschichten.
ejbeachy: Crush the nettles with your feet and you will have flax. That flax you must spin and knit into eleven tunics with long sleeves; throw them over the eleven wild swans and the spell will be broken. The Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Andersen