Meanwhile, the Snork Maiden had come across the first brave nose-tip of a crocus. It was pushing through the warm spot under the south window.
“Let’s put at glass over it,” said the Snork Maiden. “It’ll be better off in the night if there’s a frost.”
“No don’t do that,” said Moomintroll. “Let it fight it out. I believe it’s going to do still better if things aren’t so easy.”
From Moominland Midwinter
By Tove Jansson