excerpt from "The Inchcape Rock"
by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The ship was as still as she could be;
Her sails from heaven received no motion;
Her keel was steady in the ocean.
Without either sign or sound of their shock
The waves flowed over the Inchcape Rock;
So little they rose, so little they fell,
They did not move the Inchcape Bell.
The good old Abbot of Aberbrothok
Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock;
On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung,
And over the waves its warning rung.
When the rock was hid by the surges’ swell,
The mariners heard the warning bell;
And then they knew the perilous rock
And blessed the Abbot of Aberbrothok.
Which theme does this excerpt best support?
A.) Rewards will follow people who help others.
B.) Rough seas can be dangerous for unprepared vessels.
C.) No good deed goes unpunished.
D.) Mariners have to work together to protect each other.
Tue Apr 25 2017 16:05:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)