XXIX. The Merchant
After having escaped the perils of the sea, and happily reached the wished-for shore with his bales of merchandise; this too secure adventurer, whilst contemplating his riches, is surprised by Death. One of his companions holds up his hands in despair.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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