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  • Mermaid Monday: the Watra Mama January 15, 2018

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Mermaid Monday: the Watra Mama

    Apologies for the absence of Mermaid Monday over Christmas. Here we are back with an account from Captain Stedman: seen previously in this blog tangling with a fairy. Stedman has been talking about tapirs. He, then, gives some interesting opinions from his peers about mermaids (II, 182-3). A Mr. Selefelder, of the Society service, at […]

    In Praise of the Hindoestanen February 29, 2012

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    In Praise of the Hindoestanen

    Beachcombing has run, over the months, a series of forgotten kingdom posts: lands and peoples that time forgot. Sometimes he has stretched this definition to its elastic limit by including forgotten communities: a personal favourite, for example, were the Confederates who fled from Lincoln’s peace and came to settle in Brazil. Another group that he […]