Robyns Lake House

Mermaids

A mermaid's tale

A mermaid found a swimming lad, long and lean, whose proportions, so it seemed, made him well adapted to the water, and so she gladly took him for her own, deep into the ocean blue they went, their days in silence spent, among the fishes and the golden wrecks, and so, in a bottle, he sent a missive to his parents that now he found a new home beneath the waves and wished to stay, 'Father, mother, I love it here, I do not miss the sky and birds and breezes.' Sadly, I must report, the tale ended thus, he drowned.

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