“This was long ago. In forgotten times. The land I speak of is now below the waters.
“There was a richness in the soil of this valley. Fields are heavy with harvest, and the forest was full. There lived a gentle people there, liking the ease of things and pleasantness. It was their custom to summon together a whole village or two for collecting crops. All the people came, old, babies, men, women. All of them.