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Scaphander Nivea

The voice of the sea inside a shell
a child listens and wonders.
‘Hello! I am waiting for you,’ the sea says,
‘I have ships and islands to make you happy.’
The child would answer to the sea.
‘Prepare your fish, I am coming fishing!’
But he is not sure to know how to speak
the language of fish and mermaids.

Gianni Rodari, The voice of the sea