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The Voyage of the Hui Corra (Author: Unknown)

section 65

Thereafter was shewn to them a huge giant, black, fuliginous, vast; and as big as a wether's fleece was every lake of fire that came out of his gullet. In his hand an iron staff, which was as large as a mill-shaft. A bundle of firewood on his back, the load of a team of six (oxen) therein. Every now and then the bundle would blaze. He would fling himself under the sea to escape (the flame). But it was an increase of punishment which he would get from the sea-wave of fire rising over him. Then he would scream, enduring the agony that would come upon him.

‘What art thou, O wretched man?’ say they.

‘I will tell you’, saith he. ‘On every Sunday I used to carry on my back a bundle of firewood34, and this is the retribution that is inflicted upon me.’