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The Mermaid

Lily Dougall

'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… (Summary by L. Dougall, excerpt from the text) Book Coordinators for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B. Proof Listeners for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B.

'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… (Summary by L. Dougall, excerpt from the text) Book Coordinators for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B. Proof Listeners for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B.
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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… (Summary by L. Dougall, excerpt from the text) Book Coordinators for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B. Proof Listeners for this project: ElleyKat and Lucretia B.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:53