For more than 250 years, there has been a stone lion sitting on a concrete platform by a harbor. His life as statue started off very well and for the first 50 years he had a wonderful view to the open sea. The lion would watch the vessels passing by at a few miles radius and smile to himself while avoiding to scare the sailors. During exceptional days, especially in winter when a layer of ice-cold air caused strong retraction, he could see as far as Denmark where he believed to spot a mermaid of indescribable beauty on a pier. Yet, all the trouble began after the lighthouse was built. Since then the lion’s view has been blocked and he can’t see anymore the ships sailing by and his mermaid in Denmark so far away. For few years now, the police has been receiving bizarre testimonials of the stone lion being missing in early sunrise.