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The Sea Lady

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Author: H.G. Wells
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,804 / 130 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,976
Added to site: 2011.12.22 31114

A story of a man who thinks he is rescuing a woman from drowning, only to discover that she is in fact a mermaid.

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e ladder and his now quite disordered parent, caught her tightly in his arms, and bore her up out of the water. The young ladies cried "Saved!" the maids cried "Saved!" Distant voices echoed "Saved, Hooray!" Everybody in fact cried "Saved!" except Mrs. Bunting, who was, she says, under the impression that Mr. Bunting was in a fit, and Mr. Bunting, who seems to have been under an impression that all those laws of nature by which, under Providence, we are permitted to float and swim, were in suspense and that the best thing to do was to kick very hard and fast until the end should come. But in a dozen seconds or so his head was up again and his feet were on the ground and he was making whale and walrus noises, and noises like a horse and like an angry cat and like sawing, and was wiping the water from his eyes; and Mrs. Bunting (except that now and then she really had to turn and say "Randolph!") could give her attention to the beautiful burthen that clung about her son.

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