The Mermaid

Lily DOUGALL (1858 - 1923)

"'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.

Genre(s): Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Book 1, Chapter 1 - The Bent Twig Barry Eads
00:03:54
Play 02 02 - Book 1, Chapter 2 - The Sad-Eyed Child Barry Eads
00:10:33
Play 03 03 - Book 1, Chapter 3 - Lost in the Sea Barry Eads
00:12:35
Play 04 04 - Book 1, Chapter 4 - A Quiet Life Lucretia B.
00:11:11
Play 05 05 - Book 1, Chapter 5 - Seen Through Blear Eyes SeanReads
00:15:58
Play 06 06 - Book 1, Chapter 6 - From Hour to Hour We Ripe nsiner
00:10:32
Play 07 07 - Book 1, Chapter 7 - A Sea Change nsiner
00:12:40
Play 08 08 - Book 1, Chapter 8 - Belief in the Impossible Lynne T
00:11:41
Play 09 09 - Book 1, Chapter 9 - The Sea-Maid's Music Lynne T
00:15:22
Play 10 10 - Book 1, Chapter 10 - Towed by the Beard Lynne T
00:10:34
Play 11 11 - Book 1, Chapter 11 - Years of Discretion Arnie Horton
00:06:04
Play 12 12 - Book 2, Chapter 1 - The Hand That Beckoned Rick Spangler
00:17:22
Play 13 13 - Book 2, Chapter 2 - The Isles of St. Magdalen Bill Boerst
00:08:29
Play 14 14 - Book 2, Chapter 3 - Between the Surf and the Sand Arianna
00:17:51
Play 15 15 - Book 2, Chapter 4 - Where the Devil Lived Bill Boerst
00:13:15
Play 16 16 - Book 2, Chapter 5 - Devilry Bill Boerst
00:14:52
Play 17 17 - Book 2, Chapter 6 - The Sea-Maid Lynne T
00:07:17
Play 18 18 - Book 2, Chapter 7 - The Grave Lady Rick Spangler
00:07:23
Play 19 19 - Book 2, Chapter 8 - How They Lived on the Cloud Christine Stevens
00:19:42
Play 20 20 - Book 2, Chapter 9 - The Sick and the Dead Jill Preston
00:10:06
Play 21 21 - Book 2, Chapter 10 - A Light-Giving Word Tim Quinn
00:11:17
Play 22 22 - Book 2, Chapter 11 - The Lady's Husband Lynne T
00:09:27
Play 23 23 - Book 2, Chapter 12 - The Maiden Invented Pooja DSr
00:17:55
Play 24 24 - Book 2, Chapter 13 - White Birds; White Snow; White Thoughts Bill Boerst
00:11:11
Play 25 25 - Book 2, Chapter 14 - The Marriage Scene Bill Boerst
00:17:14
Play 26 26 - Book 3, Chapter 1 - How We Hunted the Seals Bill Boerst
00:08:29
Play 27 27 - Book 3, Chapter 2 - Once More the Vision Bill Boerst
00:08:47
Play 28 28 - Book 3, Chapter 3 - Love, I Speak to Thy Face Lynne T
00:13:55
Play 29 29 - Book 3, Chapter 4 - Hope Born of Spring Jeremy Robertson
00:09:19
Play 30 30 - Book 3, Chapter 5 - To the Higher Court Jeremy Robertson
00:09:22
Play 31 31 - Book 3, Chapter 6 - The Night is Dark Jeremy Robertson
00:13:51
Play 32 32 - Book 3, Chapter 7 - The Wild Waves Whist Bill Boerst
00:15:30
Play 33 33 - Book 3, Chapter 8 - God's in His Heaven Bill Boerst
00:22:43
Play 34 34 - Book 3, Chapter 9 - God's Puppets, Best and Worst Bill Boerst
00:07:20
Play 35 35 - Book 3, Chapter 10 - Death Shrive Thy Soul! Bill Boerst
00:14:30
Play 36 36 - Book 3, Chapter 11 - The Riddle of Life nsiner
00:11:34
Play 37 37 - Book 3, Chapter 12 - To Call A Spirit from the Vasty Deep nsiner
00:19:04
Play 38 38 - Book 3, Chapter 13 - The Evening and the Morning nsiner
00:10:52