There once was a time when the world was gripped by a fashion for invisibility-cloaks, invisibility-caps and tops and trousers, even invisibility-socks. Everything and everyone eventually became invisible. People stopped talking to one another, because they couldn’t see each other. In homes, on the streets, you could only see the shimmer of invisible garments moving about, but not those wearing them.
One day, Helenka lost her invisibility-cloak while out playing in her garden. It started to rain and the girl hid beneath a great tree, still without her special coat. After a while of sitting there, waiting for the rain to stop, she heard a conversation nearby. She approached the fence, looked over it and saw two white rabbits in fancy waistcoats, swapping umbrellas. One of the rabbits noticed Helenka watching and waved to her.