Clear, sinuous water swept around her. Again, the cool liquid had beckoned her, and its charms were irresistible. The last time passed in a moment, before the day's light faded and the growing chill of lonely night drove her home. But again it called, and again she returned, luxuriating in the soft swell. She shed her civil skin, undressing each piece of society's paltry patchwork, and her human fur, overjoyed, melted into the river.