Images to Tell a Story

Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
Far out at sea…






Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
His limbs were numbed, his beautiful eyes were closing, and he must have died if the little mermaid had not come to his rescue. She held his head above the water and let the waves drive them whithersoever they would.



Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
Nothing gave her more pleasure than to hear about the world of human beings up above. Her old grandmother told her all that she knew.




Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
She could never forget the lovely children who could swim in the water, though they had no fishes’ tails.


Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
There were six beautiful children, but the youngest was the prettiest of all.



Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
There sat the sea witch. She called the hideous water snakes her little chickens, and allowed them to crawl about on her unsightly bosom.



Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
One night she saw, a long way out, her old grandmother, and the Merman King with his crown on his head. They stretched out their hands to her.



Dorothy Lathrop ~ The Little Mermaid ~ 1939 ~ via
He loved her as one loves a good sweet child, but it never entered his head to make her his queen.
John Duncan - Hymn to the Rose (1907)

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Guinevere ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
As in the golden days.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Elaine ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
Then to her tower she climb’d, and took the shield, there kept it, and so lived in fantasy.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
But to be with you still, to see your face, to serve you, and to follow you ‘thro the world.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Elaine
So those two brethren from the chariot took and on the black decks laid her in her bed.

Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale ~ Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson ~ 1913 ~ via
Illustration for Guinevere
Before the coming of the sinful Queen.