Once, there was a man with a coat.
His fate would soon be in the hands of forces more powerful than he could imagine.
He was being watched.
"See that man down there?" said the Wind.
"Of course," said the Sun, "I see everything."
"I bet I can get his coat off." said the Wind.
"Bet you can't."
"Can't!" said the Sun. "I, the greatest thermonuclear reactor for several light years around, could do it, but you! You're just a bunch of vibrating air molecules. You're nothing."
"Try telling him that." said the Wind, and it began to blow furiously upon the man, who, predictably, only held his coat tighter. Eventually, exhausted, the Wind gave up.
The Sun looked intolerably smug, and patted the Wind's insubstantial back with con