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Part travelogue, part erotic romance, Till A' the Seas Gang Dry is a novella-in-progress by Squibstress. It is the third story from the author's Epithalamium series chronicling the life of Minerva McGonagall.

The title is taken from Scottish poet Robert Burns's 1794 song, "My Luv is Like a Red, Red Rose":

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' 'twere ten thousand mile!


Till A' the Seas Gang Dry opens immediately after the epilogue of Epithalamium and follows Minerva and Albus Dumbledore on their adventures during a week's honeymoon in Venice.

Canon characters

  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Albus Dumbledore

Original characters

Story chapters

  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3

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Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody