THE TRAVELERS AND THE SEA
TWO TRAVELERS were walling
along the seashore. Far out they
saw something riding on the
"Look," said one, "a great
ship rides in from distant lands,
bearing rich treasures!"
The object they saw came ever nearer the shore.
"No," said the other, "that is
not a treasure ship. That is some
fisherman's skiff, with the day's
catch of savoury fish."
Still nearer came the object.
The waves washed it up on shore.
"It is a chest of gold lost from
some wreck," they cried. Both
Travelers rushed to the beach.
but there they found nothing but
a water-soaked log.
Do not let your hopes carry you away from reality.