Once upon a time, there was a dear little boy called Corben.
His Mummy put him to bed that night and Corben had a Dream!
Yes, even babies have dreams!
A beautiful mermaid came to visit him, took his hand and carried him away to her magical land beneath the sea.
She gave him a small pair of goggles so the bubbles wouldn't hurt his eyes. She placed a pretty hat made of shells on his head and he looked all around. He watched the fish swimming around him, the seahorse bobbing along, the flowers all made from shells and he laughed delightedly.
She showed him the magic pearl that lay in its shell.
After a while, it was time to go home. He took off his goggles and his shell hat and the mermaid lifted him up and in no time he was back in his little bed.
In the morning when his Mummy went to wake him, she wondered why his hair was a little damp. And she wondered even more when she saw on his pillow, just beside his head, a large pearl.........
With many thanks for the lovely picture of Corben
borrowed from his loving Granddad Bill.