The Shipwrecked Man and
man, having been
cast upon a certain shore, slept after his buffetings with the
while he awoke, and
looking upon the Sea, loaded it with reproaches. He argued that it
men with the calmness of its looks, but when it had induced them to
its waters, it grew rough and destroyed them.
assuming the form
of a woman, replied to him: "Blame not me, my good sir, but the winds,
for I am by my own nature as calm and firm even as this earth; but the
winds suddenly falling on me create these waves, and lash me into fury."