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Mermaid

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"'What a fool I was not to go where she beckoned!' mused Caius. 'Where? Anywhere into the heart of the ocean, out of this dull, sordid life into the land of dreams.' For it must all have been a dream—a sweet, fantastic dream, imposed upon his senses by some influence, outward or inward; but it seemed to him that at the hour when he seemed to see the maid it might have been given him to enter the world of dreams, and go on in some existence which was a truer reality than the one in which he now was. In a deliberate way he thought that perhaps, if the truth were known, he, Dr. Caius Simpson, was going a little mad; but as he sat by the softly lapping sea he did not regret this madness: what he did regret was that he must go home… "

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THE MERMAID

"Lady, I fain would tell how evermore Thy soul I know not from thy body, nor Thee from myself, neither our love from God."

A Love Tale

by

L. DOUGALL

Author of Beggars All, What Necessity Knows, Etc.

New York D. Appleton and Company 1895 Copyright, 1895, by D. Appleton and Company.

CONTENTS.

BOOK I.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE BENT TWIG 1

II. THE SAD EYED CHILD 4

III. LOST IN THE SEA 11

IV. A QUIET LIFE 19

V. SEEN THROUGH BLEAR EYES 24

VI. "FROM HOUR TO HOUR WE RIPE " 34

VII. "A SEA CHANGE" 41

VIII. BELIEF IN THE IMPOSSIBLE 49

IX. THE SEA MAID'S MUSIC 56

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