Just like many of the fairy tales in this collection, I didn’t know much about this story before I read it. It’s about some sailors that are on two ships that are going north to explore. The sailors meet some Eskimos! One sailor curls up to sleep with his bible. This sailor is incredibly religious and he believes when the body is at rest the soul lives and acts. The sailor ends up dreaming about his grandmother. He also dreams about the girl he likes. In his dream he sees the girl and his grandmother reading a letter that had come from very far away. They read that in the uttermost parts of the sea HIS right hand would be a stay and a safety.