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Introduction
Sea, why it is salty
Fish, why it has scales

Water Tales

Practically three-fourths of our world is covered with water. Even our very bodies are mostly made of this same substance. Within our breath hide droplets of this liquid, and our very tears accompany us in times of joy, in times of sorrow, in every emotion or feeling that washes over us.

Is it any wonder then, why we feel a certain kinship with this fluid bond that ebbs and flows in tune with the universe?

Here are water tales, or stories that bring in with the tide accounts of creatures and denizens of that shimmering deep presence that ripples around the islands of our lives...

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