TIL The Little Mermaid’s original skin color was not black, nor was it white, but was green. Her skin as a mermaid was “as clear and delicate as a rose-leaf.”

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  1. >They were six beautiful children; but the youngest was the prettiest of them all; her skin was as clear and delicate as a rose-leaf, and her eyes as blue as the deepest sea

    I don’t think this line was meant to indicate color, but rather the quality of her skin. Having clear skin means she would not have any blemishes

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