One day, when Thumbelina was tending the chores of the mouse’s hole, the field mouse said, “The mole has announced that he would like to marry you. With help, I will make you the nicest wedding dress. You will live a lavish life with him as your husband.”
The field mouse rounded up a group of spiders to weave the linen for Thumbelina’s wedding dress and other linens for her future life with the mole - all the while ignoring Thumbelina’s protests.
Thumbelina was not happy and much rather wished to live outside in the sun than inside in a dark and cold hole with the blind, boring mole.