The Fishermen and the Mermaids Do you believe in mermaids? The fishermen certainly do. They hear them gently calling in the middle of the night and watch them frolic with the dolphin during the day. But, it isn't until a horrible storm arises that threatens the fishermen's lives, when they experience the magical reality of their existence. Yet, no one else believes they exist, causing the fishermen to wonder, "Do the mermaids only appear to the fishermen of the sea?"