“When she sat up again the old man (for she imagined him so) was helping the young one again into the harness; adjusted the net. She could imagine him whistling to the dogs, for they suddenly assembled. Then the lion man, holding the lead in one hand to keep it unsnared, fought his way back into the waves, turning away, fighting the water and the spray, while his companion let out the line and then slowly retraced his steps, walking parallel with the shore, leading the thrashing figure in the water, diminishing visibly to the naked eye.”
—Kathrine Talbot, from “The Lion of Heyst”Art Credit Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk by the Sea, 1808–10, oil on canvas.

“When she sat up again the old man (for she imagined him so) was helping the young one again into the harness; adjusted the net. She could imagine him whistling to the dogs, for they suddenly assembled. Then the lion man, holding the lead in one hand to keep it unsnared, fought his way back into the waves, turning away, fighting the water and the spray, while his companion let out the line and then slowly retraced his steps, walking parallel with the shore, leading the thrashing figure in the water, diminishing visibly to the naked eye.”

Kathrine Talbot, from “The Lion of Heyst”
Art Credit Caspar David Friedrich, The Monk by the Sea, 1808–10, oil on canvas.

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