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She confided in Grimsby that day.  He was gravely disturbed at the news.  But how could Ariel in her state ever even hope to save Eric.  And has Aquata pointed out to Ariel, Eric might already be lost.  He was sympathetic, but  advised her to let Eric go because the kingdom could not afford to louse the child has well.  That a rescue attempt would be just be to dangerous under the present circumstance. But once the child was born then she would be free to try. However Ariel was going with or with out him, and the old adviser relented for in his heart he hoped she would succeed. 
The Sharkanians  acted has guards and spies for  Dawn.  Ariel feared they were watching the harbor.  So that very evening the two were in a royal coach heading for the border, and a large sea port where a  ship could be hired to carry them too a small Island in the Mediterranean Sea.  Their on its southern cost was the temple of Poseidon.  Even at that time only a few broken column still stood, and no one remembered who the place was dedicated too. 
The ship made her sick, and she welcomed the morning when the island came into view, but it would be evening before they reached the southern coast and set her and Grimsby ashore by long boat.  They walked a long distance together, and she told Grimsby that if Poseidon wouldn't let her return to give Eric this letter, and she handed a large envelope to him. She ask the old advisor to wait at the edge of a small grove of trees not far from the ruined temple.  Going on alone she walked slowly  on the broken stone floor of the palace.  A small round basin was carved into the stone pavement, their she pored a small pitcher of sea water into it.  Around the rim she spread garland, and salt.  Keeling down she began to beat her chest and greave.  All her heart went out has tears fell like a river into the small pool of water.  Has she wailed the sea began to grow agitated.  Soon the sky darkened and a great water spout descended from the sky.  The sailors many miles away were in great dread, and begged the captain to sail away for surly the sea gods were angry that they had come their.