The Seaside Travelers
travelers, journeying along
the seashore, climbed to the summit of a tall cliff, and looking over
sea, saw in the distance what they thought was a large ship.
in the hope of
seeing it enter the harbor, but as the object on which they looked was
driven nearer to shore by the wind, they found that it could at the
be a small boat, and not a ship.
however it reached the
beach, they discovered that it was only a large faggot of sticks, and
of them said to his companions, "We have waited for no purpose, for
all there is nothing to see but a load of wood."
anticipations of life outrun its realities.