- But the Prince, seeing that she, too, was about to fail like the rest of them, turned and said, as if in his sleep, " Come, come, little peahen, and peck out my heart!" - "Moonshine & Clover", Laurence Housman.
- The Prince, who had seemed to be dead, flushed from head to foot as the warmth of life came back to him; with one deep breath he woke, and found the little white peahen lying as if dead between his arms. - "Moonshine & Clover", Laurence Housman.
- The old woman, seeing this strange metamorphosis, crept softly near and cut off a lock of the maiden's hair, whereupon the girl immediately arose, changed again into a peahen, and disappeared together with her sisters. - "Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians", Woislav M. Petrovitch.