Crusoe & Friday and Ship from Trees
Posted November 7, 2008on:
So this week on Crusoe, the mutineers were still on the island. But Crusoe and Friday found a way to leave the island for good. My favorite moment this week was when Crusoe said, “Ship doesn’t grow on trees.” But then, they found a ship stuck on top of trees 😆 The ship was stuck up during high tides, and on it, they found a corpse, a gun, and a compass. This discovery made Crusoe really excited about the high possiblity of escaping from the island. Even the wind and tide was on their side. Even Friday was becoming more curious about England and the people there.
Unfortunately, their compass was burned, so Crusoe wanted to steal one from the mutineers. They managed to do so, but they were caught when trying to get out from the camp. When they tried to shake off the pursuer, they got lost in the part of island they never wandered to and bad things awaited them. Friday fell on a steep hill, fell into a cave, and got his shoulder dislocated. Luckily the log that hit him didn’t break his leg. Moreover, the high tide was coming.
Friday told Crusoe to just leave him there and took the boat leaving the island. Friday even said that he didn’t belong in England where he would be seen as a slave, but Crusoe said that he was the best friend he ever had and he was determined to help Friday there no matter what prejudice they would face. However, Crusoe couldn’t move the log, and the water was getting higher and higher. Friday promised Crusoe, if he made it out of this incident alive, he’d come with Crusoe to England.
Crusoe had to wrack his brain in order to save Friday, but finally he got an idea. He used rock as weight to lift the log and threw it to the cliff. So Friday was saved, and they came out of the cave. But they were too late, their ship was taken to the sea by tides. But it was a good thing too because their ship wasn’t strong enough to sail over the ocean. It was wrecked before it reached too far. Their stolen compass also broke, so they were back to square one again.
I think I already know what my next week’s post title would be: Crusoe and Friday and the Tribe. It looks like they are going to encounter the native tribe (Friday’s family) and again, other plans in escaping from the island. Anyway, this week’s Crusoe quote: “By borrowing I mean, taking it and never giving it back.”