In Mary Norton's The Borrowers Aloft, the borrowers are like humans in every way except size - normal adult height is six inches. One family of three is captured by a human couple and housed in an attic, where they were to live until the couple could fabricate a display case to show them off in. They happen upon an article in a newspaper about ballooning, and afterward spend all their time alone making a gas-filled balloon contraption (like a hot-air balloon) to escape in.
[O]n that first free flight up to the ceiling... Homily [had made] the fatal mistake of jumping out of the basket as soon as it touched the floor. At terrifying speed, Pod and Arrietty had shot aloft again, hitting the ceiling with a force that nearly threw them out of the basket, while Homily--in tears-- wrung her hands below them. It took a long time to descend, even with the valve wide open, and Pod was very shaken.
"You must remember, Homily," he told her gravely when, anchored once more to the musical box, the balloon was slowly deflating, "you weigh as much as a couple of Gladstone bag keys and a roll and a half of tickets. No passenger must ever attempt to leave the car or basket until the envelope is completely collapsed." He looked very serious. "We were lucky to have a ceiling. Suppose we'd been out of doors--do you know what would have happened?"
"No," whispered Homily huskily, drying her cheeks with the back of her trembling hand and giving a final sniff.
"Arrietty and me would've shot up to 20,000 feet, and that would have been the end of us..."
"Oh dear..." muttered Homily.
"At that great height," said Pod, "the gas would expand so quickly that it would burst the canopy." He stared at her accusingly. "Unless, of course, we'd had the presence of mind to open the valve and keep it open on the whole rush up. Even then, when we did begin to descend, we'd descend too quickly. We'd have to throw everything overboard--ballast, equipment, clothes, food, perhaps even one of the passengers--"
"Oh no..." gasped Homily.
"--and in spite of all this," Pod concluded, "we'd probably crash all the same!"
Here's my question: At nearly twelve times smaller in each dimension, a borrower would have roughly 1500 times less mass than a human. Is Pod correct that a fall from a great height ("20,000 feet", though they could jump out before that) would certainly be "the end" of them? I assume their internals perform similarly per mass as ours do.