The Mermaid's Bracelet

The fisherman loved the mermaid and the mermaid loved him back. Every day, she collected the treasures he threw down to her as proof of his love and threaded them onto a length of twine she’d woven from thin fronds of seaweed.
How was she to know that not all of the treasures were intended as a love token and that some of them weren’t treasures at all?

The Mermaid's Bracelet

The fisherman loved the mermaid and the mermaid loved him back. Every day, she collected the treasures he threw down to her as proof of his love and threaded them onto a length of twine she’d woven from thin fronds of seaweed.
How was she to know that not all of the treasures were intended as a love token and that some of them weren’t treasures at all?