Thank you! Everyone loves Peter Pan! Hope you enjoy my version of Chapter VIII The Mermaids' Lagoon. -Lynn Marie Voice
English (North American)
Young Adult (18-35)
US General American (GenAm)
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If you shut your eyes and are lucky one you may see at times a shapeless pool of lovely pale colors suspended in the darkness. Then if you squeeze your eyes tighter the pool begins to take shape and the colors become so vivid that with another squeeze they must go on fire just before they go on fire you see the lagoon. This is the nearest you ever get to it on the mainland. Just one heavenly moment. If there could be two moments you might see the surf and here the mermaids singing. The Children often spent long summers on this lagoon, swimming or floating most of the time playing the mermaid games in the water and so forth. You must not think from this that the mermaids were on friendly terms with them. On the contrary, it was among Wendy's lasting regrets that all the time she was on the island. She never had a civil word from one of them when she stole softly on the edge of the lagoon. She might see them by the score, especially on maroon ear's rock, where they love to bask combing out the hair in a lazy way that quite irritated her. Or she might even swim on tiptoe as it were to within a yard of them. But then they saw her and dive probably splashing her with their tails. Not by accident, but intentionally they treated all the boys in the same way except of course peter who chatted with them on maroon ear's rock by the hour and sat on their tails when they got cheeky He gave Wendy one of their combs. The most haunting time in which to see them is at the turn of the moon when they utter strange wailing cries. But the lagoon is dangerous for mortals then, and until the evening of which we have now to tell, Wendy had never seen the lagoon by moonlight less from fear. For of course Peter would have accompanied her Then because she had strict rules about everyone being in bed by seven she was often at the lagoon, however, on sunny days after rain, when the mermaids come up in extraordinary numbers to play with their bubbles, the bubbles of many colors made in rainbow water, they treat as balls, hitting them gaily from one to another with their tails and trying to keep them in the rainbow till they burst. Goals are at each end of the rainbow, and the keepers only are allowed to use their hands. Sometimes a dozen of these games will be going on in the lagoon at a time, and it's quite a pretty sight
Girl Next Door, Monster, Narrator, Playful, Storyteller, Amusing, Conversational, Friendly, Lyrical, Narrator, Natural, Sweet, Youthful, Relatable, Approachable, US General American (GenAm)