The deepest lake

He closed his eyes, waiting for death, and he would have drowned, had the little mermaid not saved him. She held his head above water and let the waves carry them where they would…

She looked gently and yet ever so sadly up at him with her deep blue eyes, for she could not speak….”Don’t you love me more than you do all others?” was the message in the little mermaid’s eyes when the prince kissed her lovely forehead…

She searched the horizon for the pink of dawn; she knew that the first sunbeams would kill her…Again she looked at the prince; her eyes were already glazed in death. She threw herself into the sea and felt her body changing into foam.

Excerpts from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid


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