CHAPTER 12 – CORN

When the goats are between me and my dog, I hide behind a tree. Then I shout at my dog, “Come here.”

My dog runs to me and the goats too. I wait in my position behind the tree. When one goat runs close to me, I jump and I catch her leg. I hold her right leg. But then the goat kicks me with her left leg. She kicks me in my nose. It is a horrible pain. I can’t hold the goat and the goat runs away.

We are not successful. This is not the best method how to catch a goat. We have to find a better method.

I tell my dog, “Let’s go home. I need to relax.”

I work on my fence from January to March. It takes me a long time because I want to make the fence very strong. During this time, I find big birds on the island. Their homes aren’t in the trees. They live in holes which are between rocks. It is easy to catch them. Their meat is great. I can also cook and eat their eggs.

When I work on my fence, I find a small bag. I remember corn in the bag. But now I see only some leaves in the bag. I take the bag outside my camp. I empty the bag because I need the bag for gunpowder. This happens before the rains.

A month later, I find some green leaves in that place. It is young corn.

I am so happy. The corn grows near my home. It is fantastic. I can bake bread in the future.

Something happens in March. I am inside my cave when pieces of earth fall from the top of the cave.

I am scared. My work on the cave can be lost. I run outside the cave. I see that the ground starts to shake. It is an earthquake.

I am shocked and scared. Some big stones fall from the hill. But I am lucky. They don’t hit my tent.

The earthquake is finished soon. But I don’t want to go inside the cave. I am scared. I sit on the ground before my tent.

I think, “Maybe, it is dangerous to sleep in the cave. It is dangerous if another earthquake comes.”

But I don’t want to sleep in the tent. So I decide to make a house.

I start to build the house in April. It takes three months to build the house. But I am happy with my new home.

I am ill in the last week of July. I have a temperature. I can’t get out of the bed. I am very weak. I can do nothing in this state.

I have crazy dreams. The dreams are not very logical. But for me they are real when I have them.

WORDS FROM CHAPTER 12

April
bag
bake
beetween
before
hide
better
temperature
build
catch
crazy
successful
during
lost
egg
fantastic
empty
future
grow
behind
hold
hole
July
logical
last
leave
kick
earthquake
March
pain
nose
method
state
real
shake
position
dream
bird
weak

 


We have detected that you are using an AdBlocking extension.
Please turn off this kind of software and reload the page.