One morning, as the king sat in his house,
just at that moment one little turtle
came out of the sea.
The little turtle was nice and yellow
and as small as the nail on your little finger.
Good morning, my King, she said.
Good morning, replied the king.
Which one are you?
I am your great great great great granddaughter.
May I warm myself up a little with you?
Yes, of course, said the king of the turtles.
But first you have to answer a riddle:
Why is the sea blue this morning?
Because … because the blue sky is reflecting in it.
All right, it might be so, replied the king,
and made his great great great great granddaughter
sit beside him.