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Today is a perfect day at sea. Seagulls are flying above an ocean while dolphins leap in and out of the water, chittering happily. Then, a pirate ship emerges from the fog, crashing the waves. The dolphins dive back into the water.

Singing Musketeers: I'll tell you a tale of the bottomless blue
And it's hey to the starboard
Heave ho
Look out, lad, a mermouse be waitin' for you
In mysterious fathoms below

On top of the deck, there is a young Old English mouse with tan fur, a small white bucktooth, curvy pink ears, brown eyes, dark red heart-shaped nose and black eyebrows, wearing a teal blue dress shirt, both a blue necktie and stockings, brown dress shoes, dark red suspenders, a black belt with a gold buckle, and navy blue knickerbockers. He also wears a light brown English cap. His name is Norman Frierson, and he is enjoying the day at sea.

Next to him is a hound dog with a brown nose, wearing a red dog collar with a gold license. His name is Toby. He, too, is enjoying the weather.

"Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face!" said Norman. Toby barked in agreement as Norman sighed happily. "Perfect day to be at sea!"

Leaning over the side of the ship is a slender light brown mouse, with tan markings at the muzzle, a long, skinny tail, a brown nose, curvy pink ears, and green eyes, wearing a white dress shirt, a green necktie, a brown waistcoat, matching pants, and black shoes with spats over them. He also wears a brown Inverness and deerstalker cap. His name is Basil of Baker Street, Norman's butler. At the moment he does not look well, for he is green in the face.

"Oh, yes!" said Basil, sarcastically and sickly. "Delightful!" He retches into the sea.

"A fine strong wind and a following sea." said Papa Mousekewitz, one of the sailors. "King Bernard must be in a friendly-type mood."

"King Bernard?"

"Why, ruler of the mer-animals, lad," said Dr. David Q. Dawson, another sailor. "Thought every good sailor knew about him."

"Mer-animals." scoffed Basil. "Norman, pay no attention to this nautical nonsense."

Dr. Dawson held a fish and waved it in front of Basil. "But it ain't nonsense, it's the truth!" He told Basil. "I'm tellin' you, down in the depths o' the ocean they live!"

The fish in Dawson's hand flopped and slipped out of his hands, slapping Basil in the face numerous times before jumping back in the ocean, relieved.

Singing Musketeers: Heave ho, heave ho
In mysterious fathoms below!

The fish dives and looks up at the ship. Then he sighs and swims away. The theme from "Part of Your World" is playing. Various fish are swimming.

761954 Films presents

The Little Olivia

Mer-animals converge on a great undersea palace, filling the concert hall inside.