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Nereids

A mermaid's tale

'Good morning, Lutey!'

'Good morning, Mrs Oakes. And what a beautiful morning it is!'

'You've got a good catch this morning, Lutey. That will bring you a pretty penny at the market.'

'I hope so, Mrs Oakes. Good day to you.'

Monday, 21 November, 2011, 12:00am

Toby tries to save mermaid and her family from danger

This is a light-hearted tale to be read when you are in the mood for something entertaining.

Young Toby was abandoned at a seaside hotel when he was a few days old and no one knows his true identity. He has been brought up by the hotel staff, and, now that he is old enough to be useful, he is used as an unpaid servant by the hotel's greedy manager.

30 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Bringing the mermaid myth back to port

WHEN several thousand ''thrill-seekers'' rushed to Aberdeen wharf last week in the forlorn hope of seeing a mermaid, many people were left floundering.

17 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Crew says mermaid a bad luck tale

THE fisherman said to have landed a mermaid claimed yesterday he was also a victim of the hoax that dragged more then 2,000 curious onlookers to Aberdeen harbour.

The To family said they caught nothing but a few big ''sun-fish'' on their three-day outing and that someone had deliberately spread the mermaid rumour to bring them bad luck.

14 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Fishy tale makes a big splash

HOW churlish of some to pour cold water on the exciting news that a mermaid or two may have surfaced in Aberdeen.

Keeping Posted's consultant on maritime matters has confirmed that we are, indeed, now in the migratory season for mermaids.

14 Oct 1993 - 12:00am