The Mermaid

A Love Tale

Author: Lily Dougall
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,437 / 239 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 945
Added to site: 2006.12.08
mnybks.net#: 15497
Genre: Romance
Buy new from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Find it used: eBay or AbeBooks
Get as AudioBook: Audible or AudioBooks.com
Advertisement
Excerpt

ay, and her three children. Holding a child by either hand, she tramped steadily forward. Something in the way she walked, in the way the children walked--a dull, mechanical action in their steps--perplexed Caius.

He stepped up beside them with a word of neighbourly greeting.

The woman did not answer for some moments; when she did, although her words were ordinary, her voice seemed to Caius to come from out some far distance whither her mind had wandered.

"Going to call on someone, I suppose, Mrs. Day?" said he, inwardly anxious.

"Yes," she replied; "we're going to see a friend--the children and me."

Again it seemed that there was some long distance between her and the young man who heard her.

"Come along and see my mother," he urged, with solicitude. "She always has a prime welcome for visitors, mother has."

The words were hearty, but they excited no heartiness of response.

"We've another place to go to to-night," she said. "There'll be a welcome for us

Reviews

Add a review for this title.
Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2011.11.23
Violet Collins
**...

This was hard to read and didn't hold your interest. Was hoping for a cute fairy tale. And the mermaid was more like an ugly walrus than and Ariel.


Cover image for

Download


show mobile phone QR code

Donate a small amount via Paypal below or read about some other ways that you can support ManyBooks.