Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. “The Mermaid and the Boy” is a short story collected by Andrew Lang which was included in “The Brown Fairy Book”. The plot of the story describes of king's son who was promised to be married with a mermaid when he will be 16 years old. When the youth was 16 the king and queen decided to have him leave home so the mermaid would not be able to find him when she came to collect on the promise. So he departed searching dizzy adventures. Read the story till the end to know what happened to the young prince during his adventures.