Then today.... the menacing music of the storm whistling across the sea...
"I scowl in sullen guise
The sea grows dark and dun...
The swift clouds hide the sun
But not the bale-light in my eyes,
And the frightened wind as it flies
Ruffles the billows with stormy wing,
And the sea is a terrible, treacherous thing!"
And the little waves laugh and the mermaids sing,
And the sea is a beautiful, sinuous thing!
Lucy Maud Montgomery