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Mermaid

Lily Dougall (1858-1923)

1. 01 - Book 1, Chapter 1 - The Bent Twig
2. 02 - Book 1, Chapter 2 - The Sad-Eyed Child
3. 03 - Book 1, Chapter 3 - Lost in the Sea
4. 04 - Book 1, Chapter 4 - A Quiet Life
5. 05 - Book 1, Chapter 5 - Seen Through Blear Eyes
6. 06 - Book 1, Chapter 6 - From Hour to Hour We Ripe
7. 07 - Book 1, Chapter 7 - A Sea Change
8. 08 - Book 1, Chapter 8 - Belief in the Impossible
9. 09 - Book 1, Chapter 9 - The Sea-Maid's Music
10. 10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 - Towed by the Beard
11. 11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 - Years of Discretion
12. 12 - Book 2, Chapter 1 - The Hand That Beckoned
13. 13 - Book 2, Chapter 2 - The Isles of St. Magdalen
14. 14 - Book 2, Chapter 3 - Between the Surf and the Sand
15. 15 - Book 2, Chapter 4 - Where the Devil Lived
16. 16 - Book 2, Chapter 5 - Devilry
17. 17 - Book 2, Chapter 6 - The Sea-Maid
18. 18 - Book 2, Chapter 7 - The Grave Lady
19. 19 - Book 2, Chapter 8 - How They Lived on the Cloud
20. 20 - Book 2, Chapter 9 - The Sick and the Dead
21. 21 - Book 2, Chapter 10 - A Light-Giving Word
22. 22 - Book 2, Chapter 11 - The Lady's Husband
23. 23 - Book 2, Chapter 12 - The Maiden Invented
24. 24 - Book 2, Chapter 13 - White Birds; White Snow; White Thoughts
25. 25 - Book 2, Chapter 14 - The Marriage Scene
26. 26 - Book 3, Chapter 1 - How We Hunted the Seals
27. 27 - Book 3, Chapter 2 - Once More the Vision
28. 28 - Book 3, Chapter 3 - Love, I Speak to Thy Face
29. 29 - Book 3, Chapter 4 - Hope Born of Spring
30. 30 - Book 3, Chapter 5 - To the Higher Court
31. 31 - Book 3, Chapter 6 - The Night is Dark
32. 32 - Book 3, Chapter 7 - The Wild Waves Whist
33. 33 - Book 3, Chapter 8 - God's in His Heaven
34. 34 - Book 3, Chapter 9 - God's Puppets, Best and Worst
35. 35 - Book 3, Chapter 10 - Death Shrive Thy Soul!
36. 36 - Book 3, Chapter 11 - The Riddle of Life
37. 37 - Book 3, Chapter 12 - To Call A Spirit from the Vasty Deep
38. 38 - Book 3, Chapter 13 - The Evening and the Morning

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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… "