The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Kay Nielsen. In Powder and Crinoline, Hodder & Stoughton, 1913. "The princesses on the way to the dance."
"They came to another grove of trees, where all the leaves were of gold; and afterwards to a third, where the leaves were all glittering diamonds. And the soldier broke a branch from each; and every time there was a loud noise, which made the youngest sister tremble with fear. But the eldest still said it was only the princes, who were crying for joy."