But then the biggest danger we faced was tripping over the occasional turtle that clambered out of ladybird Lake.
A Prussian ladybird rhyme also mentions the boat that sailed across heaven.
"Good-bye, ladybird," he said, and there was marked kindliness in his tone.
Miss Priscilla had effectually learned that to get any answer from her niece she must call her ladybird.
By the way, ladybird, there's something I want to tell you, and this is a good opportunity.
She suggests that ladybird should come, because, she says, we will naturally want to keep our own niece ourselves.
"You're all safe now, my ladybird," he said with a low laugh.
"What's forgiven should be forgotten, ladybird," he answered, tightening the arm that held her.
"It is rather cruel of you to put it that way, ladybird," he said gently.
“Yes,” said Miss Priscilla, in a tone which seemed to ladybird almost solemn.