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· Are-are you a mermaid, or a—that other thing?' asked the child
• Can I
-?' he began, then hesitated
-Oh Ruby!' she suddenly broke off, 'do look here
-oh, how lovely!'.
Mavis,' said the soft yet clear and thrilling voice,
'you see me, my child ?'.
Winfried drew forward a chair ; in another minute he
had reached down the cross
.-Bertrand-look—where is Mavis — Mavis and the
boat ; can you see them ?'
'Stop a moment,' said the boy. “Stop and listen-
hear them ringing ?'
THE CHILDREN OF THE CASTLE
RUBY AND MAVIS
Hast thou seen that lordly castle,
That castle by the sea ?
Trans. of Uhland : LON
Do you remember Gratian-Gratian Conyfer, the godson of the four winds, the boy who lived at the old farmhouse up among the moors, where these strange beautiful sisters used to meet? Do you remember how full of fancies and stories Gratian's little head was, and how sometimes he put them into words to please Fergus, the lame child he loved so much? The story I am now going to tell you
is one of these. I think it was their favourite one.