A Monkey in the Hand – Part 2
How could I resist? A Galatea to my Pygmalion – but something infinitely more intriguing than an ordinary woman.
I’d read about sailors who’d caught a mermaid in the South Seas and tried to bring her back to Portsmouth. They kept her in a barrel of water on the deck, but it seemed she jumped ship not far out of the harbour, waved the men goodbye and ducked under the dark, cold roiling sea.
But if I could create something that knew no home but mine?
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