“Congratulations, Tevye,” Shimon said. “You’ve dried up the swamp. Your bravery has saved many lives. On behalf of the whole settlement, I thank you.”
Smiling, Shimon extended his hand, but Tevye’s was like a swollen red ball. It was only then that Tevye realized that he was practically naked.
“Where are my clothes?” he asked.
Quickly, hearing the laughter of the women and children, he ran back down the beach to hide in the waves of the ocean.