She yelled Kay’s name to all directions but only the sparrows answered
her. Gerda was starting to lose hope when she passed by a cherry-orchard,
where was a little cottage with funny red and blue windows. An old woman came out of it and asked Gerda, who was Kay and so
Gerda told her the whole story and how she had ended up yelling
before her window.
The woman invited the poor child in her garden, where flowers of all
sorts were growing. “What a lovely garden you have!” exclaimed
Gerda. “These are the most beautiful flowers with the most exquisite
adour, which I have ever seen!”. “My flowers are not only beautiful but each of them can tell you a story.
Why don’t you ask them about your friend?”said the woman. So, Gerda
asked each of the flowers about Kay and they all told her their story, but
none of them mentioned anything about the boy and so she left the
house in sorrow.