couples lived together. One day, the two men fell to
talking, "The world is big," said the
big ?" said the second.
find out ," answered the first.
they took their sleds and set off in opposite
directions. Their wives cried at parting from
each other, but each accompanied her husband, running
beside his sled.
after year they travelled. The wives had babies, and
the babies grew up. Then they had children, and
so on, until there were two whole tribes travelling
across the ice.
original couples grew old and frail. The men could no
longer drive their sleds; the women could no longer
keep up the pace beside them. But still they
last, each of them saw movement in the far
distance. They kept on going, and, finally,
they met, back where they had started.
world is big," said the first man.
bigger than we thought," answered the second
And then they died.