A long time ago a monk named Brendan set sail into an unknown ocean with fourteen other monks.  They wanted to spread the Christian faith.

   On one of these adventures the monks saw an island in the distance.  The island was shiny and slippery.  There was no grass, nothing appeared to be growing there.

   Some of the monks went on to the island.  Brendan remained on the boat.  The monks lit a fire and put a pot with water and meat in it on the flames.  The island began to roll and sway.  The monks panicked.

   Brendan rescued them by pulling them back on to the boat.

   The island moved slowly and silently away.

   Brendan told them about the dream that he had had.  The island was really a whale called Jasconius.

   When they saw Jasconius a while later they were not afraid.