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Thread #140832   Message #3237751
Posted By: Phil Edwards
12-Oct-11 - 08:01 AM
Thread Name: George Collins Is Innocent!
Subject: RE: George Collins Is Innocent!
Alan - poor old George certainly met somebody, but she wasn't actually described as a mermaid / water-sprite / whatever. There's certainly something fishy (sorry) going on - I mean, she says

"Come hither, come hither, George Collins ... Your life will not last you long"

and he thinks "Nice one, I'll go for some of that!" That alone suggests she's put him under some kind of enchantment. I like the way it's not spelt out, though.

Jack - you old romantic. It certainly fits, in a horrible sort of way.