Once upon a time, on a bright sunny day, a curious young boy named Noah decided to take a boat ride with his grandfather. As they sailed on the vast ocean, he noticed that they were moving at a very slow pace. “Grandpa, why are we moving so slowly? Can’t we go faster?” he asked.
Grandpa, who was a retired sailor, smiled and replied, “Of course, we can! All we need to do is raise the sail and shout ‘amain!‘”
Noah was puzzled and didn’t understand what his grandfather meant, so he asked him to explain. Grandpa went on to tell Noah that ‘amain‘ is a nautical term used by sailors to describe the act of pulling or hoisting the sail to increase the boat’s speed. He explained that when sailors yell ‘amain,‘ it means to pull the sail as tightly as possible, as if you’re putting all your strength into it.
As they hoisted the sail and yelled “amain!“, the boat suddenly picked up speed, and the wind began to push them through the ocean water, almost like a powerful current. They were now moving at full speed, gliding across the water as fast as they could. Noah was ecstatic! He had never felt that kind of thrill before.
From that day on, Noah remembered the word ‘amain,‘ and whenever they were out on the water and needed to pick up some speed, he would shout ‘amain!‘ like a true sailor, and they would soon speed through the water.
Years later, Noah became a sailor himself, and he always remembered the thrill of sailing at full speed, nautically, with the help of that simple but powerful word – ‘amain!‘