A salt doll journeyed for thousands of miles over land until it finally came to the sea.
It was fascinated by this strange moving mass, quite unlike anything it had seen before.
"Who are you?" said the salt doll to the sea.
The sea smilingly replied, "Come and see."
So the doll waded into the sea.
The further it walked in the sea the more it dissolved until there was only very little of it left.
Before the last bit dissolved, the doll exclaimed in wonder, "Now I know who I am!"
In "Stories and Parables for Preachers and Teachers" by Paul J. Wharton