Holly was a ?princess-mermaid. Her dad, King Philip of Merland, ruled wisely, keeping the merfolk safe. Their underwater world was happy and sparkled with pearls. One day shadows moved across the water. The mermaids got worried as they came closer. The humans could hurt them easily, as they already knew.
Suddenly, deep sea divers came towards them. The princess-mermaids were curious. Cautiously, they swam towards them. The mermaids asked the divers to go away. The divers agreed on one condition: the mermaids give their pearls. They agreed to save their kingdom.
So this is how we get pearl jewellery today!
by Jessica Millen (9)
Hezlett Primary School, Coleraine
Competition - Once Upon a Time
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