?—Can you see …?
DICTYS. —I can see… .
? —What do you want me to look out for? …
DICTYS. —In case anywhere … in the sea… .
—Not a sign; so far as I can see, the sea’s a mill-pond.
DICTYS. —Look now at the crannies of the cliffs by the shore.
? —All right, I’m looking… . Good Lord, what am I to call this! Is it a monster of the sea that meets my eyes, a grampus or a shark or a whale? Lord Poseidon and Zeus of the deep, a fine gift to send up from the sea …!
DICTYS. —What gift of the sea does your net conceal? It’s covered with seaweed like…