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Arlo - Missing Journal 7

I’ve some entries for Arlo’s Journal from “Mermaid Rising” that set up “The Mermaid’s Apprentice.” Here’s the 7th and last entry following those from Section 2 of “Mermaid Rising.” July 20th – Time Flys I’m back on The Lazy Cloud with several sacks of mangos. Life is good. A quick look at emails, and I see that Jeb is coming! Good word at last. I want to click my heels and settle for tapping my fingers as I read the rest of his message. He says he’s bringing his daughter. I get so mad I fling my hat across the room, and about knock over the computer. Getting up I fetch the hat, settle it back on my head before returning...

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Arlo - Missing Journal 6

I’ve some entries for Arlo’s Journal from “Mermaid Rising” that set up “The Mermaid’s Apprentice.” Here’s the 6th entry following those from Section 2 of “Mermaid Rising.” July 18th – Jeb Replies It turns out, I’m not the expert at computers that I like to think myself to be. I missed Jeb’s reply the day before. He would come, and had prepared to come right away. I love my brother and his willingness to help at the drop of a hat. Melanie is coming, I get so excited I dance and about fall on my face forgetting my leg. I cry out and fall into a disgraceful, non-elegant, one legged push-up. Considering that I don’t re-injure the leg I’m giddy still. Then...

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Arlo - Missing Journal 5

I’ve some entries for Arlo’s Journal from “Mermaid Rising” that set up “The Mermaid’s Apprentice.” Here’s the 5th entry following those from Section 2 of “Mermaid Rising.” July 17th – The Lazy Cloud I’ve been driven down to The Lazy Cloud and given a clean bill of health, the university gets the real bill. I finally get to open up the yacht and see for myself what the girl did to my things, and what she poked her nose into. It is with surprise that I see that everything is as I remember it, except for a few items – she’d picked up the medical kit I’d left sprawled about. The yacht needs some fuel, so I purchase some from the Syreni...

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Arlo - Missing Journal 4

I’ve some entries for Arlo’s Journal from “Mermaid Rising” that set up “The Mermaid’s Apprentice.” Here’s the 4th entry following those from Section 2 of “Mermaid Rising.” July 16th – The Isle of Syreni The doctors on the island are surprisingly talented. They have a full modern facility that can handle more people than are currently staying at the facility. There seem to be wings dedicated for research into areas that I find interesting. There are rooms with full pools, but there is nothing going on in them when I take a casual view. Oh well, it is just as well. I wouldn’t want them putting their fingers into my work. Not that I have top secret stuff I’m working on, but...

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Arlo - Missing Journal 3

I’ve some entries for Arlo’s Journal from “Mermaid Rising” that set up “The Mermaid’s Apprentice.” Here’s the 3rd entry following those from Section 2 of “Mermaid Rising.” July 14th - Day 3 at the Hospital A broken limb, especially a leg is a pain in the rump. All of which has given me time to review the camera footage on the laptop, the cameras themselves still aboard the boat. It’s with a heavy heart that I now know how I know the girl, though I cannot remember her name. I owe her my life and yet, research is research! I love the sea and everything in it, and until now I’d have taken anything of interest to a lab and dissected it....

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