CEROTTO _ PLASTER
»Your tail will then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you.
You will still have the same floating gracefulness of movement; but at every step you take it will feel as if you were treading upon sharp knives, and that the blood must flow.
If you will bear all this, I will help you.»
The Little Mermaid -
Hans Christian Andersen