CHAPTER 9 – TENT
I see many birds on the way back from the hill. But I don’t know their names. I don’t know if I can eat them. I kill one bird. But the meat isn’t good. I go back to the raft.
The next day, I want to go back to the ship. I want to take all important things to the island.
The next storm can destroy the ship completely.
I make a small tent near the beach.
I bring the things which can be destroyed by rain to the tent. The night comes.
I lie on the ground. I put two guns near my left shoulder. I also put two guns near my right shoulder. Now, I feel safe.
I am tired. I sleep very soon.
I swim back to the ship the next day. I make a second raft. I put many things on the raft. I am very happy when I find seven new guns and some beds. I take all these things to the beach.
I go to the ship every day. I bring back many good things. For example, I find a lot of candles. I need candles on the island. I also find two big boxes of tea. I make a lot of visits to the ship.
One day, I discover a box which is closed. Under the box, I find a key. When I open the box, I see some money from Europe and Brazil. Money is not important on the island. But I take the money with me.
I also find cards with pictures. They are pictures of the king and the queen. I can play some games. I can have some fun with the cards.
The next day, big dark clouds are in the sky. They are bigger and bigger. The wind is stronger and stronger. I visit the ship. But I don’t make a raft because a storm is near. Rafts can break easily in a storm. I swim back to the beach. The wind is really strong at night. But I am safe inside my little tent.
The ship is gone the next morning. I know that I can stay on the island very long. I want to make a nice place where I can live. I also need to be safe.
I can look for a cave. Or I can make a bigger tent. Maybe, I can do both. I need a place which is near fresh water. The place must be in shadow. It must be easy to protect the place. I also need a view of the sea. I want to see ships.
I find a nice place next to a big hill. I put my tent there. The hill protects me from one side. I build a fence on all the other sides.
The fence has no door. I use a ladder when I go over the fence.
I take all my things inside. I have more plans in my head.
I make two tents. One tent is big. The second tent is small. The smaller tent is inside the bigger tent. The bigger tent protects the gunpowder and the food from rains. I live in the smaller tent.
WORDS FROM CHAPTER 9