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Little Mermaid, The

     
Little Mermaid, The
a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen in which a mermaid (=a woman with a fish's tail who lives in the sea) changes her fish's tail for legs, even though this is very painful, because she loves a human prince. But the prince marries a human princess instead, and the little mermaid dies.There is a statue of the Little Mermaid at the entrance to the harbour in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark.

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