Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Mermaid of Zennor

There once lived a handsome young man, who was fascinated by the ocean. As well as his love for the ocean, he loved to sing. He had a beautiful singing voice that could enchant any girl.
One day, the man was sitting on a rock near the waters edge singing his beautiful song. All of a sudden, a beautiful woman rose from the water, wearing a long blue-green dress. “Excuse me sir,” the woman said, “your voice has enchanted me, would you mind singing me a song?” The man thought this woman was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen, and so how could he say no? As the woman sat beside him, he began to sing to her. As he looked into her eyes, he fell deeply in love with her.
Not long later, the man and woman were married and living happily in a house just by the water. Soon, they had a baby. It was a beautiful baby boy, but the woman was ashamed of it. She would not let anyone see him, and so she took the baby boy in her arms and walked into the water. The man tried to stop her, but she would not listen. He sat on the very same rock were he had first seen his wonderful wife, and waited for her to rise back up from the water. For three days he waited, but the women never returned. People came up to him and told him that she must have drowned, and that there was no point waiting anymore. But the man was madly in love with the woman, and so one day, he stood up and walked into the water after her. He was never seen again.

1 comment:

  1. This story starts out happily and ends very sadly. I do not like sad endings.