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The Voyage of the Hui Corra (Author: Unknown)

section 61

So they voyage thence for a long time, till they saw a solitary man rowing, with a fiery spade in his hand. Then a huge red roller would come over him, and it aflaming. So when he emerged he was screaming and yelling miserably, suffering that punishment. ‘What art thou, O man?’ say they.

‘I am one who used to row on Sunday’, he quoth; ‘And this is my punishment therefor; and for the sake of God


make prayer with me that my punishment be lightened!’ So they prayed with him, and then they fared away.