For a moment there were other duties to be attended to, a clearance and cleansing.
There in front of him, heaving and tumbling, was the sea: a miracle of healing and cleansing.
It seemed to her, too, that she would be helping him by cleansing him a little.
But the old joy, the sense of purity and cleansing, did not come.
She should have left on his face the warm touch of ...