Moominpappa At Sea

Moomintroll got out of bed as quietly as he could so as not to wake Moominpappa and Moominmamma, and went up to the window, opened it carefully and looked out. Now he could hear the faint sound of the waves breaking on the beach, and see the dark rocks floating forlornly in the sea. Far away a bird called; the island was completely at rest. No--something was happening down on the beach. The distant fall of hurrying feet, something splashing in the water--something was happening down there.