A Descent into the Maelström
Amoung short-stories of "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque" this one and "MS. found into a bottle" both depict marvellous nature of oceans.
Three brothers are caught in a violent storm which train them into a whirlpool called Maelström. Time is arrested, elements get out of control, and only the smartest brother save his life.
i felt a parallel with "the tree little pigs", where the storm would be the wolf and where each brother adopt a different strategy. Interstingly in 1840, the first printed versions of the fable existed in the America.