Copyright 2011 Hester Velmans
Published by van Horton Books at Smashwords
Jessaloup’s Song is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person or whale is purely coincidental.
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I sat upon a promontory
and heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath
that the rude sea grew civil at her song
and certain stars shot madly from their spheres
to hear the sea-maid's music
— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's