Shipwrecked Sailor

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    Remember stories you read when a boy
    The shipwrecked sailor gaining safety by
    His knife, treetrunk, and lianas for now
    You must escape, or perish saying no.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    The annals of this voracious beach! who could write them, unless it were a shipwrecked sailor? How many who have seen it have seen it only in the midst of danger and distress, the last strip of earth which their mortal eyes beheld. Think of the amount of suffering which a single strand had witnessed! The ancients would have represented it as a sea-monster with open jaws, more terrible than Scylla and Charybdis.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)