[continued from part 2]… And then something unexpected happened. One evening, as the sun began to sink lower, an angry storm swept up. The sky became dark, and the waves grew large. The couple was afraid.
But, in the darkness, they began to hear voices calling out. They pulled their eyes from the Big Island and turned their heads toward the voices.
All around them were soft, flickering lights. And the lights were held by other islanders on other tiny islands, just yards from their own. Why had they missed them for so long? They were so close, the water between them was shallow, not like the miles of deep between them and the Big Island. The voices urged them to light their lanterns and starting building toward them. [Read more…]