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THE ROCK IN BONNE NUIT BAY
Bonne Nuit
Could one of the rocks be the sea-sprite?

Once there was a young woman called Anne-Marie, who liked to skim stones on the beach at Bonne Nuit.

A sea-sprite had noticed her, and as he watched her, he decided that he wanted Anne-Marie for his wife.

But Anne-Marie had a sweetheart - William. So the sea-sprite decided that he would get rid of William and have Anne-Marie for himself.

The next day, William went to muck out the stable, and inside he found a splendid white stallion. Shocked, but pleased at such a gift, he decided he would ride it to show Anne-Marie.

That night however, William dreamt that the stallion was dangerous, so he picked some mistletoe and took it with him when he went riding.

As he rode across the beach towards Anne-Marie, the stallion turned and began to charge towards the sea - it was the sea-sprite in disguise, trying to drown him.

William beat the stallion about the head with the mistletoe, and all of a sudden the horse stiffened and turned into rock. You can still see the rock in Bonne Nuit Bay.

 

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