I walked on the shore, peeped into the birds' nests, looked at the poor naked young ones, who were c
rying, with their beaks wide open: I blew into their thousand little throats, and they learned to be quiet. The sea-horses, with their swine-like heads, and teeth an ell long, rolled like gigantic worms beneath the waters."
"My son can relate his adventures very pleasantly," said the mother; "my mouth waters when I listen to him."
"And now the fishery began; the harpoon was thrust in the breast of the sea-ho
rse, and a stream of blood shot up like a fountain, and streamed over the ice. Then I remembered my part of the sport; I made my ships, the rock-like ice mountains, surround the boats. Oh! how all the crew whistled a
nd shouted; but I whistled still louder. They were obliged to unload all the dead whales, and to throw them, with their trunks and cordage, out upon the ice. I shook snow-flakes over them, and drove them southwards t
o taste salt water. They will never come again to Bear's Island!"
"Then you have done mischief!" said the mother of the Winds.
"What good I have done, others
may relate," said he; "but here comes my brother of the West. I love him the best of all; he smells of the sea, and has a right healthycoldness about him."
"Can that be the delicate Zephyr?" ask
ed the Prince.
"Yes, it is Zephyr certainly," said the old woman; "but delicate he is no longer.
「然后人们就开始捕鱼，鱼叉刺进海马的胸膛，并立即有一道血流像喷泉似地向上喷洒，而水涌到冰上。 于是我想起了自己的游戏，建造自己的船，仿佛是岩石般坚硬的冰山，把那些船层层包围起来。 喔！那些水手是如何的全力咆哮和惊叫啊！不过，我咆哮得甚至比他们还要大声。 他们不得不把所有死了的鱼、箱子、绳索全都丢到冰面上。 我又吹一些雪花在他们头顶上，把他们赶到南方去尝尝海水的味道。 他们永不能再回到熊岛上去了。」