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TROUBLED MEN ON THE TROUBLED SEA.

"Que cosas sabe?" "Todas."

"Qual païs?"

"Ningun, y todos."

"Qual dios?"

"Dios."

"Como le llamas?"

"El tonto."

"Como dices que le llamas?"

"El sabio."

"En vuestre tropa que esta?"

"Esta lo que esta."

"El gefe?"

"No."

"Pues que esta?"

"La alma."[1]

The chief and the captain parted, each to continue his own meditation, and a little while afterwards the "Matutina" left the gulf.


  1. "Tiller of the mountain, who is that man?"
    "A man."
    "What tongue does he speak?"
    "All."
    "What things does he know?"
    "All."
    "What is his country?"
    "None and all."
    "Who is his God?"
    "God."
    "What do you call him?"
    "The madman."
    "What do you say you call him?"
    "The wise man."
    "In your band, what is he?"
    "He is what he is."
    "The chief?"
    "No."
    "Then what is he?"
    "The soul."