Lenka was Nivellen's nanny. She used to tell him fairy tales, and some bits of those stuck in his head.
"— I was just ready to kick him out of the main gate when I remembered something. Stories Lenka, my nanny — the old bag — used to tell me. Pox on it, I thought, if pretty girls turn frogs into princes, or the other way round, then maybe..."
— pg(s). 53, The Last Wish (UK edition)