From the Book: There used to be water babies in the water down near Vernal. They cried like babies. They were about the size of a three-year-old child. One boy did not believe the tales of the water babies.l He wanted to see one. He would not believe what his family told him. He did not know these water babies were bad.
John [Duncan] went fishing with this boy. They saw a water baby nearby, which was drying. The boy wanted to go back and look at it but John was frightened and did not want to go. The water babies were on a flat rock. They had long hair. When the boys came near they dived into the water. The hair floated on top. When the water babies went under the water, the water started to rise and the boys ran away.
That was the only time John saw water babies. John Duncan Paperback, c1992, xxviii, 175 p. : ill. ; 13 cm. $19.95
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