So they all sat together under the sky
until the sunset came.
When they heard a splash and at once another little turtle
was climbing up on the isle.
She was as small as the nail on your index finger,
and she had a pretty green shell.
Hello, my King, she said.
Welcome, replied the king. Which one are you?
I am your great-granddaughter.
Could I sit down here beside you?
Yes, of course, said the king of the turtles.
But first you have to answer a riddle:
Why is the sea silver tonight?
Because … because the silver moon is reflecting in it.
All right, it might be so, replied the king
and made his great-granddaughter sit beside him,
next to the little turtle, who appeared in the evening.