chapter  250
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He Who Got Fire Survived, He Who Got Bread Died—Cu’appi focu campau, cu’appi pani muriu

Well, as it pleased God, the sailors managed to survive, swimming on and on until they reached land. The people who were living there offered them whatever help they could give them. And so half of the sailors were taken to one house, and the other half to another. The first group was given bread, since it was a long time since they had eaten and they were starving to death. The second group asked to have a small fire to warm themselves, since they were stiff with cold. Well, the following morning it turned out that the ones who had eaten were found stiff and cold, having died from the chill, while those who had thought to warm themselves were all found alive and well.