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They’ll love her before they see her. An angels voice carrying along the waves, calling sailors and travellers alike to their final slumber. Hunting for sport and leaving her victims to watery graves. Such wicked beauty, such wicked words… Such sweet delight. Closer now, darling. Closer still. You’ve nothing left to be afraid of now.
Feejee Mermaid, 19th century—Though P.T. Barnum made the Feejee Mermaids famous, they were originally created in Japanese East Indies fishermen in around 1810. It was a traditional art form in which they created faux mermaids by stitching the upper bodies of apes to the bodies of fish. P.T. Barnum began exhibiting it in 1842, after a few other showmens’ exhibits failed. (Sources: 1, 2)