Now sith she was nat at the feeste yslawe,
Who kepte hire fro the drenchyng in the see?
Who kepte Jonas in the fisshes mawe
Til he was spouted up at Nynyvee?
Wel may men knowe it was no wight but he
That kepte peple Ebrayk from hir drenchynge,
With drye feet thurghout the see passynge.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. God used his power over the oceans and seas to keep Constance from drowning during her ordeal at sea, the Man of Law says. Just like he delivered Jonah after spending three days and nights in the belly of a whale, and kept the Hebrew people from drowning in their passage through the Red Sea.