'Vinden fortæller om Valdemar Daa og hans døtre' 'The Wind Tells About Waldemar Daa and His Daughters' By Hans Christian Andersen, 1859
When the wind sweeps across the grass, the field has a ripple like a pond, and when it sweeps across the corn the field waves to and fro like a high sea. That is called the wind's dance; but the wind does not dance only, he also tells stories; and how loudly he can sing out of his deep chest, and how different it sounds in the tree-tops in the forest, and through the loopholes and clefts and cracks in walls!
The real Valdemar Daae (1615-91), was an alchemist and because of very unfortunate attempts to make gold, he had to leave his home Borreby Castle in 1681 as a broken mand. He brought with him his three daughters Ide, Joanna and Anna Dorothea link
Illustrated by A. W. Bayes, 1866 and Brothers Dalziel (Engravers) link
She played upon the ringing lute, and sang to its tones.