Wet Magic  (1913) 
by E. Nesbit
Illustrated by H. R. Millar
“It’s all been so silly. Flopping into that pool, and talking and rotting, and just walking out and in again. We ought to have come by moonlight, and been very quiet and serious, and said—

“‘Sabrina fair.
Listen where thou art sitting

“Ow—Hold on a minute. I’ve caught my foot in something.” Mavis stopped and took hold of her brother’s arm to steady him; and as she did so both children plainly heard a voice that was not the voice of either of them. It was the sweetest voice in the world they thought, and it said:

“Save her. We die in captivity.”

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E. Nesbit
With Illustrations by H. R. Millar

Copyright © 1913 by E. Nesbit
Illustrations copyright © 1913 by H. R. Millar

To Dr. E. N. da C. Andrade,


FROM
E. Nesbit

Well Hall,
Kent

Contents

CHAPTER I
Sabrina Fair 1


CHAPTER II
The Captive 13


CHAPTER III
The Rescue 30


CHAPTER IV
Gratitude 51


CHAPTER V
Consequences 61


CHAPTER VI
The Mermaid's Home 69


CHAPTER VII
The Skies Are Falling 84


CHAPTER VIII
The Water-War 101


CHAPTER IX
The Book People 116


CHAPTER X
The Under Folk 135


CHAPTER XI
The Peacemaker 154


CHAPTER XII
The End 167

Illustrations

The sea came pouring in. Frontispiece

"We die in captivity." 26

"'Translucent wave,' indeed!" 42

"The police." 54

And disappeared entirely. 59

She caught Kathleen in her arms. 79

The golden door. 82

The Swordfish Brigade. 103

The First Dipsys. 110

Book Hatefuls. 122

Book Heroines. 130

In the net. 137

The Hall of Public Archives. 149

The chargers of the Horse Marines. 152


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1928.


The longest-living author of this work died in 1924, so this work is in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 98 years or less. This work may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.