A farmer lived on a hill near the coast. From his land, the farmer could see the entire village below, but most of his view was the vast sea.
One day, near the end of harvest, the farmer felt an earthquake. He looked down toward the village to see if it had harmed any of the buildings. It brought him relief to find that everything appeared to be normal. As the farmer scanned the coast, he noticed that the water was drawing back from the shoreline and he recalled a story that his grandfather had once told him about an earth quake followed by a great tidal wave that had destroyed the village long ago. A sudden feeling of dread set in as the farmer perceived that no one had any idea of what was about to happen. Continue readingby