Lost At Sea Essay, Research Paper
Grog and me have mysteriously appeared on a strange island today. We wondered why for a bit, then we forgot about it. The weather was cloudy. The first thing we did was use our knife to make a wooden spear. Then I went and gathered some sticks as Grog tried to catch fish in the stream that was nearby where we appeared. Eventually Grog caught a fish, but we couldn?t light a fire, so we ate the fish raw.
Yet another cloudy day here. We tried to make a raft but we couldn?t get any large logs. Grog went to explore the island while I tried to catch fish. He came back about 1 ? hours later then told me that there was no place to hide or no way to get off this island. Eventually I caught a fish but, again, we could not light a fire. So, again, we had raw fish.
We had to make a new spear as the first one was now broken, while Grog did that, I went to see if there was any other source of food on this island, but while I was looking, I found some flint! Although I didn?t see many other animals, I didn?t really care. I went back to our makeshift camp and told Grog about my discovery. He was just as pleased as I was, and that night we thoroughly enjoyed our cooked fish.
It rained heavily today. It started right after sunrise and did not quit the entire day. Unfortunately for whatever reason, we could not catch a fish. So we went out to kill one of the small animals on the island. But they had all hid from the rain. The rain was so heavy that we couldn?t light a fire. It was miserable for us today.
Woke up in the middle of the night sliding away in the heavy mud. When it was finally bright enough to see, Grog and I had discovered that our ?camp? had washed away and almost took us with it! We began rebuilding as soon as we could; about mid-day it was raining light enough for us to work adequately well, seeing that we hadn?t eaten for a day and a half now. We rebuilt our camp about 500 feet up the stream. Afterwards we both tried to catch some fish but we could not despite our best efforts.
We did very little today seeing that we were quite hungry. We could not light a fire to keep warm because the sticks were still too wet. Luckily it was not raining anymore. We both hunted for fish but, again, we could not catch any.
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling quite hungry. Yet, thank all the deities, we caught a small fish. Grog and I ate ravenously. So, after feeling like I had more energy, I went to explore the interior of the island some more. Amazingly I found a small cave just big enough to get into, but on the inside there were 2 generously sized caverns that would allow both of us to sleep in it. Almost immediately after I told Grog about the cave, he caught another fish! I started to think that we might not die here after all.