"The ark rushed down the swollen Euphrates. Soon I was out of sight of land."
"For six days we drifted as the spring rains poured down. Four hundred miles! We were in the middle of the gulf. So all I saw was sea, as if the whole world had been flooded! "
"Finally the rains stopped. We hit an underground hill, or you could call it a sand bank. We didn't know how far we were from the mainland. So I released several birds. At first they just came back, because they had learned that we feed them."
"Eventually one flew farther than the others, and returned with a twig in its mouth: just over the horizon was land! We had arrived at Dilmun, the paradise of the gods!"