Lilliputian fishermen are having problems with a sea monster and someone decides Jacob could take it down. Turns out it’s an octopus (and a great meal for him, much to the lilliputians’ shock/disbelief)
Omg. Jacob could probably wade pretty far out into the water before he even needed to swim after anything, too. He would have to catch the would-be kraken and have someone tell him how he should cook it.
Of course, this has me thinking he’d have to save a ship at least once. Carrying the whole boat back to shore in his arms, or scooping little sailors out of the water. He’d be a hero!