CHAPTER 15 – BASKET
I make longer and longer trips around the island. I need a basket for these trips. With a basket I can carry more food during my trips. I can also carry more fruit from the fruit valley.
I cut branches from the tree which I use for my fences. I use the branches for the basket.
When I finish the basket, I decide to make a long trip around the island.
I go through the fruit valley. After the valley, I find some fields. A lot of grass is on the fields. The fields are very flat.
There are a lot of flowers on the fields. The flowers smell so good. Many insects fly around these flowers. I see some big butterflies. Their wings are ten centimetres wide.
I also see small trees around these fields. I find nuts on these trees. These nuts are different from nuts in England. They have a different shape. They are also more sweet than nuts in England.
I discover some new animals on this side of the island. Wild cats live here. I also see many parrots and other interesting birds.
I catch one parrot. I take the parrot with me. His body has many colours. I see red, green, orange, blue, pink and yellow.
This part of the island is very nice. More food is here. But I don’t want to move here.
My dog catches a young goat on the way back. I save the goat. I take the goat with me. I want to keep goats. Now I have another chance.
I leave the goat in my valley house. I want to prepare some space for the goat in my first home.
I am so tired from the trip. I relax the whole day. I make a cage for the parrot. I bring home the goat. The goat starts to be calm.
I make a map of the whole island. I put these new places on the map.
The time goes very fast. Soon, it is September again. This is my second year on the island. I am less sad now. I accept my situation. I have many good things in my life.
My days are similar. I hunt in the morning. I cook at noon. I relax in the afternoon when the sun is very strong. And I work in the evening. This is my typical day.
I also teach my parrot how to say his name. His name is Poll.
I have a problem with my corn in November and December. The wild goats want to eat the little plants.
I don’t want to lose my corn. So I quickly make a fence around the field with the corn.
I make a gate in the fence. I put my dog inside the fence. He protects my corn at night.
Soon, the plants are tall, but another danger comes. Birds start to eat the seeds.
I shoot at the birds. They fly away. I must watch my field every day.
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