There is a tale a very old man stuck out on an island. He had built his house atop a hill long before the glaciers melted and filled the bay with crystalline waters. They say he was a master builder, and he was once renowned for his amazing craftsmanship.(more) He built the house that still stands there today, and even the lighthouse far down the coast was built by his two hands.
As a young man, he was very strong and overly proud. He insisted on working alone, claiming that no other could comprehend and handle the designs in his mind. For a time, he was incredibly successful and wealthy. He soon became greedy and after cashing in on his success, he purchased land and isolated himself on that hill- now an island. In his arrogance, he cast away all of his friends and family and demanded to be left alone. He would not be seen or heard from for a long time.
Many years after his isolation the aging man began to long for his family again. Sadly, he had not left his house once to look outside and to his amazement all of the valleys around his land had been filled with water. He would look to the horizon, and see land he vaguely recognized, where his hometown still is.
He wanted to return to his home, so he looked around for his supplies and gathered them together to build a bridge over the water, however on his little island he found no building material to use. Then he decided to try and take his home apart, suddenly learning how much stronger he used to be. Now couldn't even pull one nail out of the boards he lay many years ago! He is still stranded to this day.(less)