`You should hear the remarkable story of my life, for I did not come to where I am now without suffering greatly to reach it.
I worked hard in my youth and faced many perils. I have travelled the sea several times, each of my journeys stranger than the last.
I shall tell you the strangest of these, the voyages which shaped my destiny.' Sindbad the Sailor has been to sea seven times, and his voyages have always been dangerous.
He has met giant men, snakes and birds - and even the Old Man of the Sea.