here once was a mermaid named Merriebella who was as happy as she was
beautiful. She lived in the warm waters by a fairytale castle. She had bright
sapphire blue eyes and long blonde hair which ﬂowed all the way down to the
shiny scales of her tail.
And though she loved being a mermaid, Merriebella was diﬀerent from the others she
lived with under the sea. While her sisters and friends were busy brushing their gorgeous
locks, gazing into their golden mirrors, and decorating their sea caves, Merriebella was…
…frolicking in the waves with the dolphins, playing hide and seek with the sea lions in the
kelp forest, and making friends with anyone who crossed her path.